half birthdays; it’s a thing.

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Half birthdays really is a thing. Just ask Pinterest. I even saw grown-up cakes celebrating half birthdays. So baking “half” a cake to celebrate Hadleigh’s first six months didn’t seem that crazy.

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Although, I did feel a bit mean allowing him to grab it but not allowing a small bite. So my husband and I each had a little piece and the rest went to the freezer to be turned into cake balls when I need a quick and easy dessert.

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I used one of my new favourite frostings..whipped white chocolate ganache. Easy to frost with and surprisingly not too sweet, and of course tastes really decadent.

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White Chocolate Ganache
360g white chocolate
125ml pouring cream

Directions:

  • Heat the cream, without boiling, either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until smooth (put back in the microwave for a few seconds if needed).
  • Let it cool to room temperature by leaving it out on the counter (for about an hour or two) then using an electric hand mixer, beat until white and fluffy.
  • Note: Although tempting, don’t place in the fridge to cool sooner, I have done this before and it is hard to get it back to a smooth consistency once the cream and the chocolate has started to set in the fridge.

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Then I used the new Vanilla Shake m&m’s to decorate, loving the colours!

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…be fearless, and have fun!

esté

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5 responses to “half birthdays; it’s a thing.

  1. It’s so fun to see pictures of Hadleigh. He is growing so fast. Your cake is beautiful, and I love the idea of white chocolate ganache. I’ve never tried that before, but it sounds wonderful!

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    • Thank you Shari 🙂 You’re telling me! I’ve already started thinking about his 1st birthday party!!! Would definitely recommend the white chocolate ganache – it’s the easiest frosting I’ve ever made 🙂

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