Amy’s parents have been talking about visiting us from Indiana for a long time. When they announced they’d be here for her dad’s birthday, there was no question that we’d make his 1966 Pontiac GTO into cake.
Poppa Bone isn’t just a classic car fan, he has owned and restored many, many cool cars. And since he lives so far away, he hasn’t actually seen or tried one of our cakes yet. Under the hood (and the rest of the fondant) was banana cake with peanut butter buttercream, a classic flavor combination that Poppa Bone was happy to try. It’s cool to impress a great baker like Amy’s dad with one of our cakes.
Poppa Bone had a cake in his favorite flavors, but we couldn’t leave Momma Bone out of the fun. She’s one of my chocolate buddies. Chocolate is the classic treat for Valentine’s Day (when Momma Bone was visiting) and personally it’s my favorite food. If you also love chocolate, we’ll have something to talk about besides cake.
We let Momma Bone in on the secret GTO cake, and knew she’d be really surprised to get her own cake. Ever since we made the Mexican chocolate cake, I’ve wanted all of my chocolate buddies to try this flavor. Amy made it to look like a giant piece of See’s candies, like a big bon-bon from one of the boxes she’ll get for her birthday.
It was so much fun to bring Amy’s parents to the bakery to show off our space and surprise them with the two cakes. Of course we dove into the bon-bon first, leaving Poppa Bone’s car intact until after the headlights burned out.
Happy Birthday Poppa Bone! We’re glad you came to vacation with your lovely wife and us on your birthday.
AJ’s Moonlight Bakery
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