The area of my biggest ideas usually appear in my kitchen. Always with the most innocent intentions, things seems to just get away from me there.
Such was the case tonight. A home wine tasting party is in my near future, and I volunteered to bring a dessert. May I repeat... A dessert. Singular.
Ok, so what goes good with wine? Chocolate, of course! Yes, a chocolate cake it would be.
Buuuuuuut... Wouldn't it be cute if that chocolate cake was actually little individual chocolate cakes that went in the "tasting" category?? Why yes, that would be cute!
Oh, and don't forget to keep the frosting warm between each adorable little batch.
Real freakin' adorable, this clustered mess of chocolate, let me tell you.
So if, in your life, you ever consider how adorable it would be to make a hundred or so adorable little mini cakes, let's all just keep this in mind: when you and your friends are six bottles deep in your oh-so-classy "wine tasting" party, with little bite-sized chocolate cakes and gooey chocolate frosting smearing all over your adorable little finger-food loving hands, no one is going to care if you made 100 adorable little mini cakes or baked one big-assed cake, slathered it with mess of frosting and then chopped it into 100 little pieces. Or heck, for that matter, brought the whole big ol' heap of it in one piece, handed out a bunch of spoons and said: "Make your OWN bite size!"
But if course, that logical realization will only come later. After all the adorableness of your day has worn off.
Is it wine tasting time yet?
And just for good measure, I threw a raspberry shortcake into the chaos afterward. You know, to go with the white Franzia. Because I can just never leave well enough alone.