For some reason this picture makes it look a little lopsided. It really wasn't though.
I wish you could see how pretty the vintage cake plate underneath the mound of chocolate is. It was a Christmas gift from my girlfriend Karen, who knows how much I love such things, and occassionally scours antique malls on my behalf!
The cake was baked in my favorite heart shaped pans given to me by Pat, my lovely Mother~in~law, years ago. They belonged to her mother~in~law before that. I raked grooves into the sides with an icing comb that was another gift from Mom~in~law!
Hmmm...... I sure seem to get a lot of cake related gifts from everyone. Wonder why?
FINAL NON~CHOCOLATE NOTE:
Thanks to all of you for missing me! And for your well wishes on Gabby's behalf. She is much better. She's just fighting the tail end of the head cold now, which she unfortunately shared with me, therefore I remained missing in action even longer!
I plan to spend the next couple of days visiting all your blogs and making some comments along the way. I sure am anxious to see what you've all been up to. I really have missed each and every one of you!
There are even a couple of you I owe e-mails or even phone calls to. I promise ~ I'll get around to it before the weeks over!
Hope you are all well and being blessed!