Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gotta catch the cake!


In a successful effort to make my birthday-party-throwing experience as low-stress as possible, Noel ordered the cake. As you can see, he did a great job. This is a chocolate cake with whipped frosting from Ed's Custom Bakery, a local outfit that has been providing our kids with birthday cakes since they were born.

The party was Pokemon-themed, and this cake, featuring Charizard, Turtwig, and Piplup, was a huge hit. As I brought slided pieces out of the kitchen and gave them to the attendees, I heard excited conversation: "You got a water piece! I hope I get a fire piece! Ooh, that one is mostly grass with some water!"

The cake itself is exactly what all adults attending kids' birthday parties hope for: light as air, delicate chocolate flavor, with a melt-in-your-mouth frosting that's the polar opposite of the heavy, sugary mortar that gets slathered onto grocery-store cakes.

I love how the edging frosting color changes with the grass, water, and fire stripes, and how those colors flow down the sides of the cake.  Having wonderful local businesses that do great work and make you feel like you've gotten special treatment -- what a bonus for a party into which we put the minimum of effort, really.  Thanks, Ed's!

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