My husband and I recently celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary! It's hard to believe ten years of marriage have come to pass. I couldn't pass up such a special occasion and made a small chocolate cake to share with my husband...and our little guy.
I am a very lucky girl to have met my husband many years ago. We've been together such a long time, we always joke that we can't remember our life before knowing each other. My husband is my best friend - he props me up, supports me through hard times, encourages me, and always makes me feel good about myself. He is a steadfast, calming influence.
But setting aside the seriousness, let's talk cake! I decided to surprise my husband on anniversary night with a mini (feels more intimate) chocolate cake. Interestingly, he had a similar idea because he brought home a medley of chocolate desserts that night so I'm not kidding when I say we had a very sweet anniversary celebration. For my cake, I used our favorite chocolate cake recipe with a dark chocolate buttercream. A touch of heavy cream in this frosting makes it quite smooth and easy to spread.
I got a little "fancy" (fancy for me, anyway) and piped some stars and a shell border around the cake. It is a very special occasion, afterall! I used some melted white chocolate for the "10" and little heart-shape decoration. I had our little one take a picture of my husband and I cutting this little cake. It's good to have the little one share this occasion with us.
So here's to love and having someone kind and supportive in your life. Tough times are not as tough when you have someone holding your hand and backing you up. And when you have someone like that to share chocolate cake with, it is a blessed and blissful existence. I'm very grateful and hopeful for many more anniversary cakes in our future.