I know, I know, I know…
Technically, I still haven’t posted a thorough recap of the babe’s first birthday party. And then yesterday there was that random post about socks! Forgive me, but I felt like perhaps you might’ve needed a break from all that ooey, squishy mush.
But I wasn’t quite finished with the cake story.
Yeah, Ma unintentionally sabotaged my whole “Bennett-eating-his-first-piece-of-cake” moment. (Post here.) No hard feelings though.
But, you guys, the cake? Well, first you’ve gotta remember the way that we had been charting Bennett’s monthly growth next to the Sunday Comics. (There’s a silly blooper reel here. Baby photography… not easy!)
For the last year, we’ve placed Bennett on his great-great grandmother’s afghan next to the Sunday Comics in order to chart his growth. Like so:
So Jesselyn Francisco of the business Eat Cake crafted this lovely birthday cake as our grand finale to this precious tradition:
Look! Look! The bottom layer was printed with edible ink and the top layer was made to mimic the appearance of the afghan! She even made the little base. Always one to be a square piece, I had challenged Jesselyn to make a gluten-free cake. It’s not that we have gluten allergies, but I wanted to provide Jesselyn with an opportunity to practice on me. (With wheat intolerances on the rise, I figured she’d be reaching a whole new demographic of potential clients!) Primarily relying on coconut flour, she made a delicious cake complete with a lemon buttercream frosting and a bit of lemon curd! YUM! Seriously, it’s been sitting on my counter, cut open for five days and it’s still moist! Crazy good and not overly sweet!
If you’re looking for a special cake for an equally special occasion, contact Jesselyn of Eat Cake for some high quality artistry!
Twas indeed yummy!!!
Oh, I meant to say that it was really cool to see all the little details that went into the design of the cake. I didn’t realize til the following day though that the top was the quilt. ♡♡♡
OMGoodness!! What an awesome cake!! Love the details! Fun, fun,fun.
what a beautiful creation!
She did a fabulous job! It was perfect. Delicious and awesome looking. 🙂
I totally agree with Aunt Manny! Certainly Jesselyn
didn’t free hand the comics, so how did she apply?
Loved the consistency of the cake. Not airy, some texture but tender and moist.
While I don’t doubt for a minute that she could free-hand the comics, she printed them onto the fondant with an edible ink printer and placed them around the cake.
SUCH a cute cake! I love the comics she picked! What a great idea!
What a marvelous idea. Great great grandmother would be so proud. I am touched.