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I am going to be providing cake for the community to eat at our local library for a Dr. Seuss birthday party this Saturday.  If you live in Valdosta, please stop by for stories, games, bounce houses, and of course, cake!  The celebration is at the Valdosta-Lowndes County Library on March 7th from 1-3pm.

Now on to the good news, they are also hosting a dessert contest.  Not exactly a cake contest, however it is the first contest I will have entered.  I am quiet beside myself with excitement.  The only rule is to “create a dessert item that is Seuss-like”, how hard can that be?  My theme is Dr. Seuss’ book Horton Hears a Who! for all 3 cakes.  Yes that is right, 3.  Two sheet cakes for the community and 1 contest cake.  I am planning a two layer wonky cake.  This will be my first wonky attempt so we’ll see how it goes.  I though I should post my progress, as I have been working on this all week.  I hope to see you at the contest, and hope you enjoy my cake.  I will post the results Sunday!

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The List— WOW—

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Have you ever bought $30 worth of butter?  At one time?  Now I have.  I seriously need to find a supplier!

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This is 18 egg whites and 3 cups of sugar in my double boiler (home made of course)!

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The meringue almost spilled over the side of my 6 Quart bowl!

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Four quarts of Seuss blue.

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The mountains Vlad flew over.

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The one and only Black-bottomed eagle, Vlad Vlad-i-koff.

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Lastly but not least, the honorable Horton, whom we all can take a valuable lesson from……

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

My very supportive (loves to eat cake) husband, rolled the fondant for the first ever homemade fondant covered Bonobo cake.  It surprisingly only took us two tries.  A little gel coloring and we had ourselves a very pretty cake.  We ate it at a family get together and man was it delicious.  This is a Chocolate Chiffon cake with Oreo Swiss Buttercream filling and Rolled Vanilla Fondant icing.  We were both very proud!

Today I actually made Fondant!  The first round of liquid sat on the home made double boiler (glass bowl on sauce pan with water).  When it came to temperature I lifted the HOT GLASS BOWL off the pan no problem, until the HOT STEAM escaped and hit my fingers.  I screamed and dropped the bowl which went careening to the ground splashing hot glucose all over my legs and floor— what a mess and Hot too!  For round two of liquid I used a towel for transfer (I know, so obvious) to the mixer for kneading.

It turned out marvelously.  Taste and texture are right on.  I am so proud!  That’s one small step for Cheryl, one giant leap for Bonobo Cakes.

Hello reader, this Blog is a real time biography for Bonobo Cakes. BC will become an official bakery sooner than later. For now however, we are closed. With the addition of a 3rd child, life is to important to stop and spend 24 hours strait on a cake. Although we love cake, it will be a while before we get back into baking on a large scale. Enjoy the stories and photos, but please ask prior to using any of our original information on another site. Thank you and Enjoy the blog as it was!