Fundraisers and Dance Parties

23 May
Polka Dot Cheesecake - before baking

Our 9-inch springform pan happens to be a super cool, red and white, retro looking one. Be jealous.

A few weeks ago, we were approached by our associate pastor to make a dessert for a youth fundraiser.  A Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction to be precise.  Twin 1 had been eying a polka dot cheesecake and decided this was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

It went perfectly until we put it in the oven, 500 degrees is a scary thing.  Then we realized we forgot to add sugar to the crust.  And our cheesecake changed color (maybe next time we’ll  make a foil tent for it.  and a water bath).  *sigh* After a little trimming and tasting, we decided some bittersweet chocolate ganache would cover a multitude of sins, as it were.  Perfect. We stashed it in the fridge until the Auction so the ganache could set and stay tasty.

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Good friends 20th birthday + open bar + super tasty food + good music spanning several decades = awesome party!  Dancing was minimal for us but we had fun laughing at the birthday boy and singing along.  I also had my first run in with cake pops (red velvet covered in chocolate and lemon in white chocolate), they were yummy.

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So the cheesecake still looked a little naked with just the ganache so I made whipped cream.  And then ate a third of it.  Yum.  Twin 1 used her mad decorating skills and a few mini chocolate chips and it was ready.  We got lucky; our table-mates at the dinner bought our cheesecake so we got to eat it.  :)  Let me tell you, it was just as delicious as it looked.

A nice slice reveals our awesome polka dots.

And then I walked home.  Briskly.

♥ v

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