Very Special Birthday Cakes
(Wake Forest, NC)
My Daughter's First Birthday Cake
I have 2 children, a 7-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. I wanted to have a special tradition for their birthdays, so I decided to make special cakes.
Each year, I make a cake inspired by what they are interested in at that time. For my son, I have made cakes from VeggieTales for his first birthday, to Star Wars for his last.
My daughter has had Pablo from the Backyardigans and Dora the Explorer. I see sports-themes and princesses in my near future.
Sometimes I buy special cake pans and sometimes, it is all freehand icing. I have had my share of imperfections and mistakes but the important thing is that I tried to make every cake unique.
This is one thing that I get to do for my children that is fun and exciting every year, for all of us. Just something extra to remember as one of their childhood memories that may even be passed on.Editor's note:
Thank you so much, Jennifer. What you are doing, creating lifetime memories, is so important. Your kids will talk about the birthday cakes you made to their kids, and hopefully, they will make it a family tradition.