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F*ckYeah Junior Mint Cake!!

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I love chocolate/mint. In fact for me the pair are one of the Primary Food Groups. I don’t know why they’re not listed on one of those food pyramid thingies.

Luckily I work in an office filled with fellow chocolate/mint fanatics. We like Andes, Girl Scout Thin Mints, those trays that come out at the holidays – but most of all we luuuurrrrve Junior Mints. A few months ago I wondered aloud if you could make a Junior Mint cake – not one made with Junior Mints, but one that looked like a Junior Mint – and of course tasted like one.

So I turned to my Cake/Obsessive Dessert Expert The Awesome Jill who said it could indeed be done – and in fact this weekend she created this beauty:

All we needed were the little mint leaf garnishes!

It even looked like one on this inside!

Had to be white cake like the white creamy center of a Junior Mint

And it was GOOOOOD! In fact there was one for us, and one for me to bring to work. Let me say my colleagues were positively gleeful about this. They had to take a peek and one even had trouble putting words in the right order to ask when we were having a “Cake Break”!

Of course now Jill is pumped to make more “Candy Themed Cakes” and one of them she mentioned is m&m which is definitely another valued member of my Primary Food Group!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

6 thoughts on “F*ckYeah Junior Mint Cake!!

  1. Maybe a peanut butter cup pie shaped like a Reese’s?

  2. Aw thanks for all the love you guys! I don’t know how I’ll be able to think about real life stuff now, with new cake ideas and musicians running through my brain all the time!

    I need a weekend to devote to making cake creations so I can see what works and the Candy ones are totally gonna happen. Need to find an assistant…

  3. OMG that is a thing of beauty!

    I love that it is one of your primary food groups. Kind of like how you can justify eating loads of french fries by saying they actually cover four of the five food groups when you think about it 😉

    Ie Breads, cereals and potatoes (potatoes!), fruit and vegetables (potatoes again as there is overlap plus vegetable oil), meat, fish and alternatives (hey, it contains a little protein and it’s an alternative!) and foods containing fat and sugar (no explanation necessary).

    I don’t know, when a friend explained this theory to me it sounded better, but you know what I mean 😉

    Hey, can you get mint Aero chocolate in America?

    • We don’t have Aero in the US but it is one of my faves! I have Aero Mint Hot Chocolate mix in my cupboard from Kathryn!!

  4. I’m not a cake eater, but that Junior Mint Cake looks simply DIVINE! And, as a candy lover, I ADORE the idea of candy-themed cakes. M&M would be a great one, so would, for that matter, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cake, Milky Way Cake, Snickers Cake, Kit Kat Cake . . . oh, I could just keep going on.

    In fact, I can envision an entire bakery that sold nothing but Candy-Inspired Cakes (covered with the inspirational candy, of course) . . . and these . .

    http://www.cakepops.org/

    You see, I dont bake AT ALL. But every time I see a picture of those adorable little cake pops, and rewatch the video of them being baked on YouTube, I promise myself I’m going to start . . . just so I can learn how to make them!

    • “Not a cake eater” Does. Not. Compute. ;-0 Thanks for that link! I’ll pass it on to Jill. She SHOULD be famous for her fab creations!!

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