Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baby + Cake = One Heck of a Giant Mess

Here is Ben’s bicycle birthday cake. 

I cheated this year: not a single crumb was baked by moi. It’s two Trader Joe’s Chocolate Tortes stacked double-decker and then smothered in a layer of lemon buttercream. 

 The bicycles I piped onto baking paper using melted chocolate in a pastry bag. Once the designs had hardened, I transferred them onto the cake. Easy peasy. The banners are made from cardstock and vegetable skewers. 

Then end result:

Here are a few pics from our little birthday photoshoot. Many thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for assisting!

Safe to say the trike was a huge hit.

More birthday details to come later.