Friday, July 15, 2016

The Sea And Cake

Paula, the daughter of our friends Elena and Tynan, celebrated her 14th birthday Wednesday along with a bunch of her friends at an afternoon party on the beach. San Geraldo told Paula he would bake the birthday cake. What did she want? Chocolate!

As is always the case when San Geraldo bakes something, it was beautiful and mouth-wateringly delicious. Adorned with fresh strawberries, the cake had two layers with strawberry preserves between. It was covered in two layers of chocolate frosting (a "dirty" layer and a finish coat) made with nearly four large Lindt Supreme Dark Chocolate bars (and, of course, butter and sugar).

But don't worry, it was better than it sounds.

(If you click the images, you can almost taste it.)

CHOCOLATE CAKE ON THE BEACH.
THE HAPPY AND DESERVING BIRTHDAY GIRL.
(14 WAS JUST ABOUT HOW MANY KILOS THE CAKE WEIGHED!)

San Geraldo made more than enough frosting to put between the cake layers, as well. But he then decided to use strawberry preserves instead. So, we have a bowl of left-over frosting.

What ever shall we do?

33 comments:

  1. I have a birthday soon...

    That is a seriously gorgeous cake, if it's as delicious as it is beautiful I can only say WOWZA!

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    1. Cranky:
      A number of strangers on the beach said they had birthdays soon, too. You'd be ahead of them... if there were a list! The cake was MORE delicious than it was beautiful... if you can imagine that.

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  2. uh, lick the frosting bowl, silly! IT'S CHOCOLATE!

    that cake looks FABU!

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    1. anne marie:
      The bowl went in the fridge. Jerry bought fresh cherries (delicious fresh cherries). He cuts out the pits, scrapes a spoonful of chocolate from the bowl, and adds cherry and chocolate at one time. I cut chunks of chocolate and pretend it's fudge.

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  3. I'd be as big as a house if San Geraldo whipped up delightful desserts like this for me.

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    1. Stephen:
      I'd be undernourished if it weren't for San Geraldo.

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  4. The Baking skills of San Geraldo are starting to attain legendary status in certain parts of Fuengirola

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    1. Ty:
      And very few get to actually have the experience.

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  5. How convenient that there is a BOWL FILL of extra frosting!! I am sure it would 'work' with just about anything, right Mitchell!?
    What a lovely looking cake indeed made by master baker SG!!

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  6. Happy 14th Paula firstly and secondly chocolatestrawberriesicing and leftovers!!

    Wish I could help you with this so much!

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    1. Ron:
      We waited and waited, but you never showed up!

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    1. Heron:
      My mouth still waters when I simply look at the picture.

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  8. Ah, the memories. (Boo ho!)

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    1. Raybeard:
      Oh, my apologies. I suppose I could have lied and told you it was completely sugar-free.

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  9. To me the frosting is the best part of the cake, sounds great with cherries.

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    1. Travel:
      Then you would be very happy here!

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  10. Never mind, Mitch (last entry but one). It ought to have been water off a duck's back by now. Still working on it. :-)

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  11. Wow! Beautiful cake, and what a nice thing to do, to make a birthday cake for a friend :) I haven't been on a beach in ages, let alone at a birthday party at the beach. Lovely!

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    1. Judy:
      I try to get my feet in the sand at least once a day. Just got back from a long walk with several forays onto the beach. Glorious. Even morning coffee has been beachside lately (ah, the sea breeze).

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  12. Fabulous chocolate cake with strawberries on a beach for your 14th birthday - definitely a day to remember.

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    1. Wilma:
      I hope Paula will remember it fondly. She seemed really happy.

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  13. Like Carlos, it appears that San Geraldo is a MasterBaker™!

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    1. Bob:
      Except the term "MasterBaker" could be embarrassing on their lips!

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  14. What a lucky girl - that cake looks mouth watering! You are lucky to have a husband that bakes, wish mine did.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      He bakes. He cooks. He doesn't clean much, but I guess you can't have everything.

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  15. That's what I call a cake ! Belated Happy Birthday to Paula.

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    1. Coppa's girl:
      I will pass on the birthday wishes. I think San Geraldo needs to make another one of those cakes... today.

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  16. I am not much of a sweets eater, but that indeed is a marvelous cake.

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    1. Spo:
      I don't know why I'm always surprised when you say "I'm not much of a sweets eater."

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  17. That cake looks delicious. I like my frosting to cake ratio about 1 to 1. San Geraldo's cake looks pretty close to that.

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    1. Archguy:
      Jerry has made some cakes that would exceed your expectations of frosting-to-cake ratio. We've OD'd.

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