The past weekend was filled with blessings as my oldest child was confirmed and received his first Holy Communion. I was quite the proud mom as I watched him receive these sacraments, and my husband even cried. After mass we celebrated this momentous occasion with family and friends at our home. It was a wonderful day!
While the title of today's post may say cake, the man of honor requested a mint chocolate brownie. I used the Julie's Awesome Brownies recipe I've shared here before, and instead of mixing in chocolate chips I used chopped up Andes mints. Since this was both a first communion and confirmation "cake," I added a border that looked like flames to represent the Holy Spirit. The technique is a trick I learned from Catholic Cuisine's Pentecost cupcakes - you cut a mini marshmallow in half and dip the cut side in sanding sugar. All in all, I think it turned out great!