This past weekend we went to a birthday party for one of Ben's little friends who was turning 5 and the birthday cake that was served totally impressed me. The birthday girls mom happens to be an old friend from nursing school (hi, Heidi!) and has some mean baking skills. For her daughters celebration she whipped up a birthday cake that looked like a small labour of love. Pink swirly roses of soft icing covered the layers upon layers of perfectly moist cake. Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and repeat. A truly perfect birthday cake in my opinion. There is something about layered cakes that entice me and make me wish I was a better baker.
"Pink swirly roses made from soft whipped icing covered the layers upon layers of perfectly moist cake. Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and repeat. A truly perfect birthday cake."
I'm happy to report that I did indulge in a slice of this birthday cake. I was most interested in how delicious it tasted and it turns out that it was worth every calorie. I think if you are going to indulge in cake at least let it be something really worth it and not a grocery store version that is only mediocre. Heidi, your cake was worth the splurge!
Heidi's SIX layer Neapolitan Birthday Cake