Growing up in inner-city Boston, I never heard of a ‘cakewalk.‘ I’m pretty sure no one I know from back home would know what it is either. I witnessed a cakewalk for the first time last year at the Dairy Festival in upstate New York, and it looked like a lot of fun! It’s totally something I would have loved as a kid…I mean, who wouldn’t want to ‘compete’ for dessert?
My boss asked me to make something for her daughter’s school’s cakewalk, and I happily obliged. I had been wanting to do brush embroidery on a cake, but with no upcoming birthdays I didn’t really have any reason to make a whole cake just to try it out. This gave me the perfect opportunity!
The cake itself just kind of hit me–Eric and I had s’mores in our backyard last weekend, and they must have been on my mind (as well as everyone else’s…I keep seeing s’mores desserts popping up everywhere!) I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for the cake, and I opened the pantry one day to see all the fixings for s’mores…and that’s how the cake was decided! It’s a chocolate fudge cake with graham cracker buttercream and marshmallow buttercream filling. Yum!