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« on: June 21, 2009 10:06:13 PM »

So my boyfriend's 20th birthday was today, and I decided to make him a cake. He has the habit of eating peanut butter and marshmallows together (who knows why, he has odd tastes), so I decided the flavours would correspond. Both the cake and the filling are peanutbutter-y, and it is covered in ganache and marshmallow flowers (as you see):

Making it was sort of a fiasco. See, I have only made cakes twice before, and both of them, they were, erm... odd. I didn't even bother to decorate them much. This time, however, I was set on making it look "professional".
Have you ever heard of the superstition that you shouldn't bake when you're on your period? Well, it seems to exist in Russia, anyway. I couldn't put it off, however, so on the very morning it started, after eating a ton of Midol, I went ahead and tried to make it.
After a lot of swearing, this is what came out:

I have titled it "Failcake".

After yet more swearing and some moody weeping, I tried again, this time with the help of my boyfriend. Fortunately, he has the magic ability to get cakes out of cake pans without breaking them.
I decorated it, splattering much of the kitchen with melted chocolate in the process, but it looked pretty good at the end. I was going to do something to the middle, but by then it was midday and the temperature in the (non-air conditioned) kitchen rose to somewhere in the 90's, and everything was melting. I decided I didn't care. Anyway, both he and his family seemed to like it a lot, so I guess it was a success.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009 10:24:45 PM »

well.. it looks good and peanut butter and marshmallow sounds kind of good
I think they make sandwiches out of that

you can feed the geese with fail cake
and we're not allowed to bake/cook in the summer just for that reason lol

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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009 05:04:35 AM »

Yum!  That sounds good. Peanut butter and marshmallow together would be kind of good... Smiley

I never heard that superstition, but that could account for some of my failures... Cheesy 

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009 08:45:46 AM »

Peanut butter and marshmallows are so great! Ever heard of a Fluffernutter? :Q___
That cake looks amazing. I love how you made the flowers.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009 11:07:50 AM »

Poland also has this superstition, but we share a lot with Russia... I've never heard it in the US.
Your final cake looks delicious though, and the last picture is making me crave peanut butter cake! Yum!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011 01:25:10 PM »

I'm not that into peanut butter per say, but I think you marshmallow flowers ROCK!!  :-)
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011 04:25:12 PM »

Peanut butter and marshmallows are so great! Ever heard of a Fluffernutter?

I was thinking the combo was a bit iffy, until you mentioned that! It's been years since I've had a fluffernutter! Finding Fluff in jars is pretty hard in Australia.

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012 02:24:02 PM »

Thank you for the compliments. Smiley And fluffernutter sounds... dubious.
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