Chewy Cocoa Brownies

Brownies. Enough said.

Actually! I believe brownies are seriously one of the most versatile desserts out there. There are countless ways of making them and the extra goodness you can add to them such as nuts and marshmallows. My personal favorite are chewy brownies with walnuts, it’s hard to pass those up. Another favorite are the brownie and cheesecake combo, two of my favorites in one…yay! This particular brownie is wonderful too especially if you are looking for a basic cocoa brownie recipe, from here you can add what you heart desires. Of course my kids devoured them…so it’s safe to say it was a hit.

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Peppa Pig Cake

My daughter LOVES Peppa Pig so it was a no brainier when it was time for her 2nd birthday on what her theme would be. Normally I would buy a store bought cake because lets be real, it’s one less thing to do when throwing a party! But this time I wanted to do something special for her. I’m sure she won’t remember the cake, but hopefully pictures will keep that memory for her. While I was on Pinterest searching for ideas I saw a lot of Peppa Pig cakes that were shaped as a corral as the characters where played in “mud”. It seemed cute and simple so that was the cake I chose to recreate. To be honest this was probably the very first cake I have decorated that felt almost therapeutic for some reason! I took my time and aside from actually baking the cake the steps were fairly easy to follow.

FYI: This blog post isn’t a cake recipe, but rather a diy on decorating a cake. I made this while I was visiting family out of town, so the pictures do not have the best quality because of lighting, however you do get the point on what I needs to be done!
*side note: I don’t have specific measurements, I used 9 in round pans and it took about 4 XL size Kit-Kats. Depending on the size of your cake, the amount of Kit-Kats and sprinkles can be different.

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