Monday, April 4th, 2011

Pimp My Ride (Conor Turns 4 edition)

We are back from vacation in beautiful, sunny California (more posts on our trip and what we ate to follow…) But yesterday was Conor’s birthday (yeah!) and it has become a tradition of sorts for me to make him a custom birthday cake from scratch. I do this despite having absolutely no skills whatsoever at baking 3-dimensional cakes (or cakes in general). I plunge into this task each year because the boy likes trucks, likes cakes, and asks me to marry his two passions into one perfect expression of my love (no pressure, right?). Every year I think, “maybe I should just order a cake from the bakery like a normal person”, but I must be seeking some sort of humbling kitchen challenge because I keep on making them. Two years ago

5 Responses to Pimp My Ride (Conor Turns 4 edition)

  1. Kathleen says:

    Who are those cute kids?!? The cake was yummy. Ask Sophie, she ate 3 pieces.

  2. Sarah says:

    For my son’s first birthday I made him a fire engine cake. The worst part was trying to get the frosting the right shade of red. That much food coloring just makes things taste a little off! Since then I’ve tackled Bob the Builder and Superman, and one year, the most hideous baseball ever! Now that we have four kids + Dad to bake for, I just ask my kids what they want. More often than not, it’s something from the grocery store. I try my best not to be offended, but then get very excited at the thought of not having to do too much work!

    • admin says:

      I’m impressed by anyone that can tackle a Superman cake. And I agree, food coloring is never quite right…I’m convinced that professional bakers have access to some kind of higher grade food dye. I keep thinking it would be great if someone came out with an all natural super delicious food coloring…I’d get that!

  3. elisabeth says:

    This cake is so great. Love the windshield wipers. I adore your blog!

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