Vampire teeth and kissy mouth chocolate cake

A few weeks ago we had a day off in the middle of the week.

June 6th has recently been elevated to National Holiday status and changed from our Flag Day to our National Day. Second day of Pentecost has had to give up its status as a day off.

The day before, on the 5th our little baby turned 5. I wrote about that here.


We celebrated with some gifts in the morning. We bought her an iPod Nano so she could listen to music and she got a speaker set so she could play it in her room.
She got some play dough, a book and some clothes.

Since the day after was a day off I quit work early and Rickard was home on sick leave (after a wisdom tooth extraction the week before had turned into a bad infection and he was on antibiotics), we decided to celebrate in the afternoon the day of.

Both sets of grandparents have retired so there was no need to postpone it to a weekend.


Sofia requested a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and candy for decorating. Especially vampire teeth and “kissy mouths”.

I put icing on the cake and let her decorate to her heart’s content. Then we put the customary number and elf in the cake and come candles.
It was a huge hit.

(The recipe is from Nigella Lawson’s “How to Eat” and is my go-to chocolate cake recipe.)


The best gift she got that night a dress up-dress fashioned after Belle’s dress from Beauty and the Beast. But the thing she’s played with most since is the Barbie doll my parents bought her.


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