A Cake for Company

Jul
2


Yesterday, I made a cake. A cake by request. A cake for company. Old-fashioned chocolate cake with creamy white icing and a rocky road frosting filling between the layers. YUM.


Recipes with printables here:
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake
Creamy White Icing
Rocky Road Frosting

This is a delicious and fun take on classic chocolate cake with a surprise inside in the chocolate, nut, and marshmallow filling, which is AWESOME.

But whatever.

I have COMPANY for the holiday weekend.

And you’ll never guess WHO.

Never.

NEVER!

Never, I tell you, never!

Or maybe you will. Maybe you might wonder why I was in such a rush on this room.

But don’t guess! DON’T! Because I want to TELL YOU!

Ross is home. ROSS!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on July 2, 2011  

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  1. 7-2
    2:19
    am

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
    I’m SOO happy for you Suzanne!! I had a happy surprise too, my baby girl who is away at college surprised me this afternoon and walked ot the back door looking for her Momma. There is nothing sweeter than hearing, “I missed you and wanted to come home.”

    Enjoy your sailor while you have him home. Feed him, look at him, feed him, look at him, repeat until he waves goodbye again. Enjoy the time, it is more precious than gold.

    Ross, thank you for your service to our country. Yeah, I know, you’re just doing your job (Navy wife here) and you’re having some fun doing it, but thank you anyway. I am proud of the sailors in the US Navy. You are the best!! Happy July 4th!

  2. 7-2
    2:52
    am

    Sooo Cool. Have a great weekend spoiling your first-born!

  3. 7-2
    4:15
    am

    So thrilled and pleased for you Suzanne have a wonderful time together, I will be thinking of you with joy in my heart xx

  4. 7-2
    4:23
    am

    Aah, how lovely for you! Looks like Spice is pretty happy to!
    The cake looks gorgeous :yes:

  5. 7-2
    4:28
    am

    What a great Fourth you all will be having! I am very happy for you. Yep, I know what Moms do when the kids come home; cook, cook, and more cooking!

    The cake looks wonderful and will be going in my ‘to try’ file.

  6. 7-2
    5:33
    am

    Suzannne, that’s so wonderful! My youngest is in Haiti doing disaster relief work in the earthquake zone and won’t be home for more than six months, so I would love a short visit. Have a fantastic Fourth of July!

    And that cake does look delicious.

  7. 7-2
    6:24
    am

    :happyflower: That’s awesome company Suzanne! Enjoy! Calls for a big celebration and cake for dessert. And did everyone notice there is half a smile upon his face!

    Mrs Turkey

  8. 7-2
    6:53
    am

    Awwww, how cute! Yippeee! Oh, my yes, a cake is important!

  9. 7-2
    8:04
    am

    There you go Suzanne, a special visit for a very special Mom. Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

  10. 7-2
    8:29
    am

    Best Independence Day gift ever! Enjoy!

  11. 7-2
    9:13
    am

    :snoopy: AND I GOT SO EXCITED OVER THE PICTURE OF CAKE!! BUT ROSS!!
    OH MY WHAT A HAPPY MAMA YOU MUST BE!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Friend.
    Hugs Trace

    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  12. 7-2
    9:21
    am

    Yeah, glad he is home. Only the best for both of you. Blessings

  13. 7-2
    10:37
    am

    I am sooo happy for you Suzanne!! Home was never the same when my girlies left!! And oh how I looked forward to their visits (am now staying with one girlie while I go to school so I get to see her every day ; ))

    I can almost smell that cake it looks soooo good!! Think I’ll try making that this weekend!!!! Thanks for the heads up!!

  14. 7-2
    10:45
    am

    That’s not company, that’s your baby! Well, okay, a b-bb-big baby, but “baby” none-the-less. So glad he’ll be home with you for awhile. Were his first words when he saw his room “Hey, where is all my STUFF?!”?

  15. 7-2
    10:45
    am

    Oh, that brought a tear to my eye! I remember how wonderful those visits are! I’m so happy for you!!!

  16. 7-2
    11:57
    am

    I LOVE THE PHOTO OF ROSS AND THE KITTY. IT LOOKS LIKE SUCH A TENDER MOMENT~~I WOULD FRAME THAT ONE FOR SURE~~ROSS LOOKS HAPPY TO BE HOME AND I KNOW YOU ARE. HAVE A GREAT 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY. JUST WONDERING IF THE OTHER TWO ARE HOME ALSO?

  17. 7-2
    11:58
    am

    Aww! What a wonderful surprise! I’ll bet you are just tickled beyond words to have your first-born HOME!! Have a great time soaking him in, Mama!

  18. 7-2
    12:02
    pm

    I am so happy for you all!

  19. 7-2
    12:48
    pm

    How wonderful–no matter how big they get they’re always our precious babies.

  20. 7-2
    3:35
    pm

    It looks like the cat is interrogating Ross.

    Happy 4th!

  21. 7-2
    3:51
    pm

    Ross looks so content and happy in that photo (handsome too)!

    Have a wonderful weekend! :snoopy:

  22. 7-2
    6:16
    pm

    I’m so happy for you that Ross is home ;) :) That is a really precious photo of him with the kitty cat ;) :)

    Oh, that chocolate cake is so decadent …Yummy!!!! I wanted a slice right now to eat. I guess I’ll just have to make your recipe :) :)

    Have a great 4th of July weekend.

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :snoopy:

  23. 7-2
    8:08
    pm

    That may be a “company” cake, but your handsome sailor boy isn’t company, he’ll always be family. And with the other two in Texas, you’ve got him all to yourself. Have a wonderful visit and July 4th weekend.

  24. 7-2
    11:45
    pm

    Aw, a boy and his cake. No, a boy and his cat. I’m just happy you get to see the boy!

  25. 7-3
    8:45
    am

    Is the cat sitting on him to make sure he doesn’t get away again?
    Glad he is home and it will make July 4th even more special!! Enjoy!

    That cake looks yummo too! :happyflower:

  26. 7-3
    2:35
    pm

    Yay! You guys are going to have a great weekend. If I didn’t know better I’d think that was my cat in the picture above, it looks just like him from that angle!

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