15 June 2011

Chocolate and almonds Mousse Cake (Twins birthday)












Well here's the cake that I made  for Birthday kids was on June 13, They  always ask for a chocolate cake, this time I found this recipe  I loved it because the filling  dont  have butter but is with a chocolate mousse absolutely delicious, the kids (and all) loved so..


Brief history: Before proceeding with the recipe, the twins came into our lives 17 years ago (seems impossible) and have made us  really  happy, we walked together a road that has not always been easy but that's life.


They arrived us  in a special way as a blessing because my children are adopted, came to our house with three days so  we  have them from   first days of their life and I think it was the best we've done .

It is difficult in a few words to share so many emotions and love but I will tell you we really love each other and they had made my life fuller and happier. Always I think Im really blessing! LOL


This recipe is adapted from a little cook book " Simple food" (revista Líder Junio/2011)







My babies (LOL)


Ingredients  (12 servings)

180 grs. dark chocolate in pieces
130 grs.  soft butter
3/4 cup of sugar
6 eggs separated yolks from whites
120 grs. grinded almonds
200 grs. all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt

Syrup for moist

1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
lemon zest
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Filling

2 teaspoon of  unflavored gelatin powder
1/2 cup of cold water
2  cups of whipped cream
200 grs bitter chocolate chopped
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vainilla extract

Garnish
black chocolate flakes
white chocolate flakes
some berries

 Method

Preheat oven to 180 ° C prepare a baking pan with removable bottom, on bottom of pan to waxed paper (you can cut the same size)



(a baking pan  of 20 or 24) . I used one of 24 cm because I havent more small than this.


In a bowl place the chocolate and melt in double boiler, remove from heat and let cool.


In another bowl beat butter with sugar until foam, add the yolks one at a time beating well between each addition, add the melted chocolate ,the almonds, flour and baking powder, mix well.


The mixture should be smooth.


In another bowl beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until  are firm but not dry,  incorporate the chocolate mixture with smooth movements.

Pour into the prepared pan.


Baking 40 to 45 minutes.

The center should be slightly moist. Should not be overcooked.


Allow to cool and then remove from pan.



For the syrup

In a saucepan heat sugar, water and lemon  zest until the sugar dissolves . Add lemon juice .Mix well. 

 To filling

In a small saucepan mix the unflavored jelly with cold water, dissolve in a water bath add one cup cream and heat until boiling.

In blender or food processor and place the chopped chocolate, add the hot cream and appointment process to dissolve the chocolate.

Add remaining cream, eggs and vanilla, mix well, pour in a bowl and let cool.


Then mix with a whisk the mixture until my creamy as a mousse. (About 5 to 8 minutes)


To prepare the cake:


Cut cake in half to put on a cake plate.


Moisten with half the prepared syrup.


Fill with a cream of chocolate mousse.


Cover with the other half of cake.

Cover entire cake with cream mousse, decorated with black and white chocolate and some berries if desired.


Take the refrigerator for about 1  hour before serving.


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EN ESPAÑOL










Aquí está la torta que hice para el cumpleaños de mis hijos Gerardo y María Esperanza, generalmente piden una tarta de chocolate.pero esta receta me encantó porque de relleno no lleva mantequilla (como muchas tortas de chocolate) sino que un mousse suave que queda muy bueno.
Antes de la receta una breve historia que algunos de ustedes conocen.

Los mellizos llegaron a nosotros (y literalmente a nuestros brazos) 17 años atrás
y hemos hecho un camino juntos como es la vida, con alegrías,penas y mucho amor.

Llegaron a nostros de un modo especial porque los adoptamos, llegaron a nuestra casa de tres dias.
Y pienso que es lo mejor que hemos hecho en la vida.
Es muy dificil en pocas palabras compartir todo lo que han sido todos estos años sólo diré que me siento muy  bendecida, y muy agradecida.
Es un amor mutuo entre ellos y nosotros.

Torta de almendras y mousse de chocolate

Ingredientes (12 porciones)

180 grs. de chocolate en barra  especial
para repostería
130 grs. de mantequila
3/4 taza de azúcar
6 huevos separados
120 grs. de almendras molidas
1 pizca de sal
200 grs. de harina sin polvos
1 cucharadita de polvos de hornear

almíbar para humedecer

1/2 taza de azúcar
1/2 taza de agua
cáscara de limón
1 cucharada de jugo de limón

Para el relleno

2 cucharaditas de gelatina en polvo
1/4 taza de agua fría
2  tazas de crema
200 grs. de chocolate bitter picado
2 huevos
1 cucharadita extracto de vainilla

para decorar
láminas finas de chocolate(tipo rama)
normal y blanco
o chocolate en trozos
algunos berries

Preparación

Precalentar el horno a temperatura media. Forrar con papel mantequilla un molde de
20cm o 24. (yo usé de 24 porque no tengo más pequeño pero quedó bien)
Reservar.
En un bol poner el chocolate y derretir a baño maría  retirar del calor y dejar entibiar.
En un bol batir la mantequilla con el azúcar hasta que esté espumosa, agregar las yemas de a una , batiendo bien despues de cada adición.
Añadir el chocolate derretido, las almendras molidas, la harina y el polvo de hornear.
La mezcla debe quedar suave.
En otro bol batir las clara con la sal hasta que estén firmes, pero no secas.
Incorporar la crema de chocolate con movimientos envolventes.
Verter la mezcla en el molde preparado.
Cocinar en el horno de 40 a 45 miutos o hasta que sólo el centro estéun poco húmedo.
No debe quedar sobrecocido.
Dejar enfriar y luego desmoldar para trasladar a un plato de torta.

Almíbar

En una ollita poner el azúcar, agua y cáscara de limón.Hervir hasta disolver el azúcar.
Agregar el jugo de limón.Retirar del calor y reservar.

Relleno

En un recipiente mezclar el agua fría con la gelatina sin sabor, .Disolver a baño maría, agregar una taza de crema y calentar hasta hervir.
En una licuadora o procesadora colocar el chocolate picado, agregar la mezcla de crema caliente,.Procesar hasta disolver el chocolate.
Agregar el resto de la crema, huevos y vainilla.Procesar.Verter a un bol y dejar enfriar.
Luego batir  con batidora 5 a 8 minutos o hasta que la crema de chocolate esté cremosa y suave como un mousse.

Cortar el bizcohuelo por la mitad y poner en un plato de torta. Mojar con la mitad del almíbar reservado.Rellenar con una parte de la mousse de chocolate.Cubrir con la otra parte del bizcocho.
Mojar con el resto del almíbar o sirope.

Luego con el resto de mousse tapar la torta en forma pareja por los costados y encima.
Adornar con virutas o ramas de chocolate blanco y negro o trozos de chocolate con algunas frambuesas si se quiere.
Dejar en el refrigerador  por 1 hora antes de servir.














67 comments:

  1. Great looking cake! I cant wait to make it. I am sure the twins really enjoyed it.

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  2. I love seeing the photo of your beautiful twins. How nice to have a boy and a girl!! The cake looks delicious. Chocolate would be my choice too.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Gloria,
    Me sorprendiste, no me imaginaba que tus mellizos eran adoptados, te felicito, encuentro que adoptar es un gesto y un compromiso de máxima generosidad... y si además tienen buen gusto en tortas, mejor aún!
    Me gusto mucho la receta, la guardo para mi marido.
    Feliz cumple a los "niños"!

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  4. What a beautiful story...I didn't know that! and it's so beautiful and I appreciate it that you share this with everyones =)
    You have to be very loving and brave to do something like that, so I really admire you for having the courage to do that =) The cake looks delicious but as good southern girl...I tell the truth no matter what(LoL) hehe...I don't like chocolate cakes that much...I prefer "white" cakes and I'm not being racist at all! I love black people =)..I love this cake called "torta amor" it's my favourite
    See you soon darling...
    kisses
    Emma

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  5. lovely cake and what a wonderful way to show your love for your twins :-) hugs rebecca

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  6. Very lovely cake, Gloria! You're such a sweet mummy to your lovely twins. Mum's the best! :) xx Corine

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  7. aw, happy birthday to the kids! great cake, gloria--it's a marvelous way to celebrate the occasion. :)

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  8. Que hermosa entrada!!....una bella dedicatoria, un hermoso momento y miles de recuerdos desde que llegaron a casa tus pequenos.....que delicia de torta!!......te felicito.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  9. I definitely know what it's like to fall in love twin babies. I'm sure the love you put into this cake made it taste better than anything any of us who read your blog could ever make.

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  10. buonissima questatorta!bell'idea la farcitura con la mousseal cioccolato! bravissima!
    complimenti per la torta e auguri ai gemelli!

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  11. Que lindo post! gracias por compartir tu historia y la receta!
    Happy birthday para tus babies!

    La torta se ve yummy!

    Un abrazo!

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  12. Que suerte tienen tús hijos, vaya tarta tan bonita y rica.

    SAludos

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  13. E' veramente una bella torta e
    tanti auguri ai tuoi bei gemelli, un abbraccio e un bacio grande ciao
    felicità

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  14. Hello.

     Lovely your works...
     The interchange of the artistry brings the peace of the heart.

     Thank you for your visit.
     Have a good weekend.

    Greetings, and Dear hug.
    from Japan.
    ruma

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  15. Gloria que suerte tienen tus hijos, menudo pastel más rico!

    Y por supuesto la paternidad llega de modos muy diferentes, algunas veces es a través de la adopción, el amor siempre es el mismo, INMENSO! Feliz día Gloria!

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  16. Aww happy birthday! this cake looks like the perfect treat!

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  17. Gloria, Feliz Cumple a tus gemelos! The birthday cake looks so delicious.

    Besos
    Maria
    x

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  18. What a super special story, I was adopted as well! My mom and dad were amazing and I miss them every day... My mom would often tease my father.. because I looked just like my dad... it was the coolest thing!I was also one of the lucky ones! Thanks for sharing your story and the twins birthday!!!! But wait????! Did you get a birthday hug or too, I hope so! Have a great week!
    Take care,
    Lisa

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  19. Feliz cumple a esos ya grandes hijos que tienes que creo que es un privilegio para ti y para ellos que hayan llegado a tu familia
    que lindo amiga
    la torta es una delicia me gusta

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  20. Happy Birthday to your babies darling! Lovely story and cake!

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  21. Everyone must have enjoyed your creation to celebrate this speical event. Another great one Gloria.
    Rita

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  22. Your babies are growing up Gloria. I am sure they had a wonderful day!!!!! happt birthday. When we first started blogging they were not even teenagers, how times change!!!

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  23. Thanks Big apple, xgloria

    Thanks Verónica, gloria

    Thanks a lot Bonnie, I love my kids, gloria

    Gracias Pilar, no me acordaba si sabías pero cuando se das la ocasión lo digo, no tyengo porblema. Es lo mejor que hemos hecho en la vida, un abrazo, gloria


    Gracias Emma, son mi alegría y mi dolor a veces (ya sabes como es) pero los quiero muchísimo y ellos son un amor, un abrazo, gloria

    Thanks a lot Rebecca, gloria

    Thanks a lot Corine, gloria

    Thanks a lot Grace, they love chocolate! gloria

    Gracias Marcale amiga mía, gloria

    Sure Aaron you really know, you are blessing too with two little, enjoyed them! thanks gloria

    Grazie lela, bacios, gloria

    Gracias Moon, ya sabes como es, para mí siempre seran mis babies! Los amo, gloria

    Gracias José Manuel, cariños mil, gloria

    Grazie Stefanía, bacios cara, gloria

    Thanks a lot Ruma, have a nice weekend, gloria

    Gracias Odile, es verdad para una madre no hay diferencia querida, cuando llegan a tus brazos, son TUS hijos y vives para ellos, besos

    Thanks Joanne, xgloria

    Thankls a lot María, besos, glñoria

    Thanks a lot Lisa, well you know how is this love, thanks so much, xxgloria

    Gracias Angélica, realmente la torta quedó muy buena, gloria

    Thanks a lot dear Anna, gloria

    Thnaks a lot Rita you are so nice, gloria

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  24. Yes dear Vall is true, they growing so fast!! but are absolutely nice still thanks so much dear Vall, gloria

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  25. La tarta tiene que estar muy rica, pero lo más bonito es lo que dices de tus hijos. ¡Felicidades a los tres!

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  26. Wowo they look beautiful and belated wishes to the twins.

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  27. Happy, happy birthday to your sweet children, Gloria! With you as a mom, I know they've turned out well :)

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  28. Ça c'est le genre de gâteau qui me plait bien.

    Bonne journée Gloria
    xx

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  29. Now that is my idea of a birthday cake. Looks so yummy!

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  30. You have twins! What a blessing! I always wanted twins until I had my first baby, and then I thanked God I didn't have two! :) You are amazing!
    This cake looks absolutely delicious. I hope your "babies" gave you a great big hug for all that love!
    :)
    Valerie

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  31. Birthday wishes to your chilren. cake loks delicious. Thanks for droppig by simply.food your visit and comments are very much appreciated.

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  32. Berry yoghurt smoothie looks devine and I love the colour.This would make perfect entry for simply.food breakfast event Berries. I would love it if you sent it in more details can be found here:
    http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/2011/06/breakfast-club-11-berries.html

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  33. Dichosa eres Gloria por tener tan hermosos queridos! Dios te bendiga por crearles tan bien. Felicidades a todos! Que pastel mas delicioso para celebrar este ocasion. Un fuerte abrazo a todos!

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  34. dear gloria, that's a lovely cake. You have also made their life happier just like they have made yours!! HAve a great coming weekend!

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  35. How wonderful! Happy birthday to your "babies" =) The layers look scrumptious...very gorgeous cake!

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  36. Mi Gloria, no sabia que eran gemelos y mucho menos que los habiais adoptado!...encuentro que es una opcion maravillosa el compartir tu cariño y tu vida con unos niños que te necesitan...seguro que ellos se sienten muy felices con vosotros como vosotros con ellos!!..que cumplais mil años más juntos y felices amiga!
    La tarta se ve muy buena..pero me ha emocionado tanto tu entrada!!!
    Mil besos amiga!!!!

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  37. Happy birthday to your "babies"! The chocolate mousse cake looks so smooth and delectable!

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  38. It is always such a Joy to visit your lovely blog, Gloria. Your family sounds delightful! Happy Birthday to your "babies."

    The cake looks delicious too. The filling sounds divine and possibly easy enough for even me.

    Thank you so much for opening your home to us, Gloria...

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  39. gnammmmmmmmmmmmm che bontà! complimenti, un bacione! :D

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  40. My waist line is growing just looking at these deserts. Yumm

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  41. What a wonderful story of your twins. They are lucky to have your for a mother :) That is a cake I would love for my birthday too!

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  42. Happy Birthday to your twins, they are sure lucky to have such An. amazing Mom! The cake looks and sounds delicious!

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  43. Happy birthday to the twins! This is afabulous cake - now if only you could ship a slice to me ...

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  44. Gracias Nieves elena, te gradezco, gloria

    Thanks Happy cook, gloria

    Thanks so much Lizzy, LOL gloria

    Merci beaucoup Isabelle, a bientot, x gloria

    Thnaks a lot Chele, x gloria

    Thnaks a lot Valerie, yes is a blessings I think, gloria

    Thanks Simply food, I will try to participate, thanks for stopping by, gloria

    Thank so much MichelAngelo Im feeling blessing!! thanks a lot for your words! gloria

    Thanks Lena I think so! gloria LOL

    Thanks a lot girl chef! gloria

    Gracias Juani es que n o habíamos conversado de eso, eres tan buena. te agradezco tus palabras y tu cariño, mil besos para tí.gloria

    Thanks Angie, xgloria

    Thnaks Louise you always is warm and nice, LOL, thanks for stopping by, gloria

    Grazie vero, bacio, gloria

    Thanks alot Self sagacity, x gloria

    Thanks a lot Susan, xgloria

    Thanks Renata, gloria

    Thnaks Cake law aah if I can sure I would send you some slices!!LOL gloria

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  45. Gloria I wish you would make this for me; it looks delicious! Your children are very lucky to have a loving mother...and really lucky to have one that can cook!

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  46. What lucky twins to have such a beautiful cake and a wonderful, caring mom!

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  47. Que lindos tus hijos!! y que suerte han tenido con una mamá como tú. Me alegro que te vaya todo tan bien. Riquisima la tarta! Besos

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  48. che belli i tuoi bambini!!!splendida la torta!!baci!

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  49. How lovely, Gloria! Happy Birthday to you twins. I know they loved your delicious chocolate cake!

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  50. Happy Birthday to your twins! The chocolate mousse cake looks delicious! You have a very lovely family, Gloria! Cheers!

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  51. Gloria, the cake looks delicious and I bet it didn't last long. Muy rica! Your twins are beautiful and here's wishing them a belated Happy Birthday!

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  52. Thanks to all of you by your lovely comments I appreciae all! xgloria

    Gracias por sus comentarios, de verdad los agradezco, besos, gloria

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  53. Your boys must have loved this cake. It looks very special, rich, chocolately and delicious.

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  54. What a stunning and decadent chocolate cake, your children are so lucky to have a mother like you!
    *kisses* HH

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  55. Que rica torta, comparto el gusto del chocolate con tus hijos. Muchas felicidades a tus mellizos y a ti por ser una madre increible, lo que le has escrito es precioso. Cariños

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  56. Hola, amiga. Me has emocionado con tus palabras. Y como tengo a mi pareja al lado (a L.), se lo he leído y sabes qué me ha dicho? : Qué bonito! Y le he hablado un poco de ti, de como eres de linda, tú y los tuyos.
    Este pastel, bien que se lo merecían tus hijos. Y con lo bien que cocinas, deben tener muy buen paladar.
    Muchos besos, guapa!

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  57. Thanks Indie, they really love chocolate, x gloria

    Thanks Heavely Housewife, gloria

    Gracias Claudia, que amorosa eres, cariños especiales, gloria

    Hola Rosita, es curioso que cuando un hace un post como este (que no es sólo la receta) uno no piensa en quien lo leerá solamente dice lo que siente o piensa (asi soy yo )te agradezco especialmente Rosita porque eres muy buena y amorosa y siempre te preocupas por mí, gracias y besos, gloria

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  58. Una torta ideal para una celebración de cumpleaños, porque la torta de chocolate para mi gusto es la mejor y toda una estrella de la repostería.
    Y que mejor que hacerle una torta a nuestros hijos.
    Muchas felicidades para ellos y para sus padres orgullosos!!!
    Cariños y felicidades para los cuatro !!!

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  59. Gracias Rosario amiga, como has estado?? de ahí e voy a ver, los niños son de la torta de chocolate siempre, un abarzo y gracias, gloria

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  60. This is a beautiful, wonderful cake ...

    Thank you for everything

    see you

    Daniel Deywes - Brazil
    http://feitonahora.blogspot.com

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  61. Thanks Daniel, you are welcome, gloria

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  62. Congratulations! What a wonderful cake for a special celebration!

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  63. 64 comments.... what a popular blogger you are my dear Gloria.

    Happy Happy birthday to your twins. Isn't adoption wonderful!!!! We are so thrilled with the 2 precious ones Erin and Pat adopted. What a blessing. Did you know that I was adopted too?

    I would LOVE that cho cake. I wish I had some right now.

    Thanks for your support and love. I really appreciate the concern you show me. I just found out I have to have surgery 7/18. I am not happy about it but I will be OK. I trust that God will take care of me.
    I am sending you many hugs, Lura

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  64. Thanks for stopping by dear Lura, yes you talk me about your adoption and I know you eill be really happy with this special post!
    Mayb ethe surgery will be OK for you dear Lura is for help you and feeling better.
    And you know we will praying for you always!!Sen dyou huggs and blessings.
    The Erin kids are georgeous and so cute! I love them, gloria

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  65. A Very Happy Belated Birthday to your twins...what a beautiful cake to celebrate with :)

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  66. What a beautiful and delicious cake! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch, and a very Happy Birthday to your wonderful twins!

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