Happy Birthday to us!!! We're one year old now, its official ;0)
Before we tuck into all the wonderful food on our party table, Choclette and I want to pay a very special thank you to all of you, for all your wonderful entries to the We Should Cocoa over the passed year. We couldn't have done it without you and we are chuffed to bits with the success you have made this wee blog challenge. THANK YOU!
And while we're thanking people, Susan from the lovely blog A Little Bit Of Heaven On A Plate, has made us a birthday card. I was so chuffed with it I wanted to share it with you all too. Thanks Susan!
We have 27 stunning chocolate masterpieces adorning the party table for our first birthday. I (almost) don't know where to begin! Not surprisingly cakes form the biggest section of our party treats so lets make a start there ...
Our first cake on the table is also a first timer to We Should Cocoa. Claire from Purely Food has treated us to this party themed White Chocolate Cake. Loving the sprinkles, I am such a sucker for pretty colours ... not to mention White Chocolate.
As already mentioned, Susan from A Little Bit Of Heaven On A Plate has made this Chocolate Guinness Cake as well as our very special birthday card. Aren't we spoilt!
Another new blogger with another fabulous cake, Carina from Cooking with Carina made this stunning looking chocolate cake to share with us and her friend Mel who was also celebrating a birthday this month.
Shaheen from Allotment To Kitchen has decided to treat us all to this aptly named Chocolate Crown Pear Cake. Crowns are just perfect for turning one ;0)
The wonderful Kate from What Kate Baked has baked us this magnificent Double Chocolate Star Celebration Cake! Heavenly!!!
We're not done with the cakes just yet. Spontaneous Euphoria has made this very decadent looking Triple Chocolate Party Cake. Does the phrase 'Kid in a candy store' mean anything?
But wait, there's more! Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog has made us our very own adults only Chocolate Chilli Cake. Mmmmmmm
I am totally in love with The More Than Occasional Baker's Giant Chocolate Cupcake. I'm putting an order in for my next birthday!
Miss Cake Baker has certainly lived up to her name with this one. Head over to What I Baked This Weekend for more details on this Chocolate Malteser Cake.
Hannah, from Corner Cottage Bakery is celebrating her birthday right along side We Should Cocoa. Her choice of a joint birthday cake is called Jackie Oh! Birthday Cake and is certainly a cake worthy of two celebrations. Happy Birthday Hannah.
Dom from the brand spanking new Belleau Kitchen has pulled out all the stops with this magnificent Triple Layer Triple Chocolate Cake. Phew, it surely is a beauty!
Our final addition to the cake category comes from Michelle at Food, Football and a Baby with a positively healthy sounding Chocolate Courgette Cake ... Shhhhhhh, don't tell the kids there are veggies in it!
Falling into the category of 'mini cakes' ... which of course just means we get to eat more of them (!!) are these tasty little morsals;
My entry is reminiscent of a cake I longed for as a child ... I'm working my way up to the big cake version! Cream Filled Chocolate Lamington's are a popular birthday treat from my homeland.
Not wishing to offend anyone with the cake v's biscuit debate, I've decided to add Suelle's majestic Jaffa Cakes in the mini cake section. I'm very impressed with these little guys, they look wonderful!
Is a birthday complete without cupcakes? I think not! Thankfully neither did Kath from The Ordinary Cook and she has made these Honeycomb Chocolate Cupcakes for us all to share.
More cupcakes you say? Sharky Oven Gloves brings you Rose Martini ones. Mmmmmm, one for the adults me thinks ;0)
Glad you are feeling better now Mel.
And for pure chocolate goodness in the perfect party food form are these little treats too;
Being an Aussie I just loved Johanna's entry for Cherry Ripe Cake Pop's from Green Gourmet Giraffe. I'm sure there aren't that many birthday parties from down under that are considered complete without one of our nation's favourite chocolate bars being present! Although I will admit to being slightly confused (again!) ... should these little guys have been included in the cake section or the sweet treat section?!!?
Another one to throw me for a six, category wise at least, is this entry from Foodiva's Kitchen, Marie Chocolate Fudge Cake with Purple Sweet Potato and Nutella Onde Onde. A fantastic combination of two recipes for this entry.
I was so pleased to find truffles (of the Belgium Chocolate and Fresh Cream variety!) on our birthday spread too! Many thanks to Karen from Lavender and Lovage for ensuring one of my personal favourites were represented. Yum-O!
Another truffle offering, this time from The KitchenMaid. You guys know me so well! These Boozy Chocolate Truffles are strictly for the grown ups. Coloured sprinkles and birthday's go hand in hand!
Toblerone Profiteroles won't last long with me around I'm afraid. Helen from Fuss Free Flavours may have to bake a double batch for birthday number two ;0)
No celebration is complete with a Chocolate Cherry Trifle. Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen seems to think that this masterpiece is a cheat's version, I beg to differ!
It seems we can always count on Phil from As Strong As Soup to provide something out of the ordinary and totally scrummy for the WSC challenges and this month is no different. How decadent does this Torta di Zucca e Mele look??
C from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking whipped up a batch of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Mega Flapjacks. If you didn't have me at 'chocolate' C, you certainly got me at 'mega'!
Chocolate Pear Tart has arrived on our party table with thanks to Hannah from Home Baked. Seasonal and scrummy!
I can't recall a childhood birthday in my family that was complete without Chocolate Rice Crispie Cakes. many thanks to the lovely Aveen from Baking Obsessively for ensure they were included at our virtual party.
Wondering what BrownievilleGirl is bringing to the party? Well Brownies of course! And don't they look like the most fudgy and yummy brownies ever!
Snowy from Cookbooks Galore rushed back from France to make her bake for this month's party. Snowy asked to be removed from the round up though when she realised she forgot the chocolate element of the challenge, but I think we can err on the side of jet lag this time and still provide a worthy mention.
I don't know about you guys but I'm heading to a dark room to sleep off my sugar induced coma! Once again, a huge and heart felt thank you to you all for making our first year so much fun. We're very much looking forward to year two with you all.