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Happy 4th of July!!!

  Monday Morning Mirth  


and the winning answer to the EXCITING contest? Drumroll please…

Deborah U: It’s a cake made to
look like a Chicago hotdog…with the works!!!!


Right on Deborah!!! This yummy little number was found while shopping at Al’s in Michigan City last weekend. I was staying at the beach and needed to pick up some vittles and was looking for some chocolate croissants.

Now, you might laugh because I was basically in the middle of nowhere (sorry about that MC citizens, but you all say it’s TRUE :) and wanting chocolate croissant and actually getting chocolate croissant are two differnt things. Ridiculous to be sure, but when you come home from the vacation with new taste addictions (I thank miss fluffa for introducing me to dark bittersweet (more bitter that sweet) chocolate smushed into fresh french bread. She called it a French ‘sMore) you have to do what you have to do and a chocolate croissant was as close as my craving could narrow it down.

But I digress…

I saw this SPECTACULAR CULINARY CREATION and immediately scooped it up to take with me for my nephew’s Graduation Party! It had TEENAGER written all over it!

It is Pound Cake shaped to look like a hot dog bun and covered with TAN frosting. A faux Hot Dog made from BURGUNDY (!!!) frosting – yes, my friends, 100% frosting Dog – and then the trimmings were a combination of frosting drizzles in spectularly realistic colors of mustard & ketchup, and the fixin’s were some kind of gumdrop stuff chopped up to look like onions, pickles, etc. FANTASTIQUE!

More Answers…

Cynthia from Chicago: " My guess is that it’s a cake replica of a hot dog. I can’t say a Chicago hot dog because all Chicagoans know there is never ketchup on a Chicago hot dog :-)

Kim Tang : " Hi. It looks like a brat. Did it come from Taste of Chicago? "

Carolyn C : " Hmmm

4 responses to “Happy 4th of July!!!”

  1. Kristin says:

    I can help with the chocolate croissant craving! My parents had the same problem after a trip to France several years ago – until a friend (originally from Denmark) told them how to make their own. Buy a jar of Nutella spread and a tube of croissant dough. Unroll the dough and place a spoon of nutella at the base of each triangle before rolling it up. Bake as normal, and voila!

  2. Karen B says:

    Nutella! Now, that’s good stuff. I remember licking that chocolately goodness off my fingers once I’d finished the crepe that formerly contained it. Gotta luv those Paris street eats!

    Bon idee!

  3. Gaile says:

    Your sunset photo is gorgeous, Bonne Marie. Funny about that hotdog cake. My daughter and I both didn’t think it looked like a real hotdog, but neither of us considered it was a cake. Cute idea.

    Kristin’s croissant dough and nutella idea sounds good – have to make a note of that one!

  4. Heather says:

    Sweet! I guessed right! Congrats Deborah!

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