It seems like I am always saying, “it’s birthday season – gotta make a cake!”. I just realized, that pretty much the entire year has become “birthday season” for me, ever since I announced my path towards becoming a pastry chef. I’m definitely not complaining – I love making cakes and cupcakes (and now more often requests for cakepops!) for my friends and family… and friends of family… and family of friends! Ha! Like I said, it’s birthday season!
Here are two birthday cakes for a couple of November babies! First was a “cheese” cake for my roommate’s dad. Born in Wisconsin, we figured we should take him back to his roots – and what better way than with a wheel of Wisconsin cheddar! My favorite part about making this cake? When I heard that my roommate’s mom said, “What kind of cheese is it?” Ha! Perfect!
The next cake I made was for one of the coolest kids I know – my nephew. When this kid wants a cake made – he is serious!! He sketched out a picture for me, complete with the flavors that he wanted and colors! How could I say no to making a 3-D version of a castle on his 9th birthday? I couldn’t, so right after I made the Wisconsin Cheese cake, I took a 5 minute break, then started rolling out fondant at 11pm the same night to finish the other cake – both which were due on the same day! It was so worth the lack of sleep to see the thrill in that little dude’s eyes when he saw his cake. I hope it met his standards!
So, the rest of November will continue to be birthday season – as I have a couple more celebrations this month. And just a warning for any December babies – I’m sorry y’all – I will be taking a hiatus from birthday cakes, and the only birthday I will be celebrating that month is the birth of baby Jesus! Hurray – Christmas!!! But of course, since I am a sucker for a party, I am not opposed to making a birthday trifle… or even a birthday buche de noel… oh alright, I’ll make your cake!!