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.
And then I walked home. Briskly.