What's a birthday without cake? 🎂 According to Julia Child - it's just a meeting.😅 I'm not sure I agree. When I was a kid and I celebrated a whole lot birthdays with donuts, pie and ice cream sundaes adorned with candles in lieu of a traditional cake.🍩🥧🍨 On the other hand, if cake-less birthday's really don't count - I'd be a whole lot younger right now.🤣
In my world - anything you can stick a candle in - counts as a birthday treat. Last week, we celebrated a birthday with chocolate fondue. What could be better? A pot of warm, melted chocolate and a giant platter of fun stuff for dipping. As for the candle - it got put into a square of vanilla pound cake just to make it an official birthday celebration.😂
The options for things that you can dip in chocolate fondue are endless. I mean - it's hard to even think of a food that wouldn't be great, covered in warm, gooey chocolate. This is what I added to my tray of treats for fondue dipping:
10 ounces chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
⅓ cup whole milk
⅓ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Measure out 10 ounces of chocolate.
Combine chocolate, milk and cream in a bowl.
Place bowl over a pan of simmering water. Heat until melted.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Adjust consistency by adding more cream.
Happy Birthday Cailyn! Thanks for letting me take creative liberty with your birthday treat. 😂
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