Believe it or not, my brother’s wedding cake wasn’t the only cake I made last weekend. My other brother Ian has a (completely adorable) daughter who was turning one around the time we were all together for the wedding, so we decided to have a little party and celebrate her. Meet Madeline:
My sister-in-law Amy & I made the cake together, which was a blast. I always feel a little weird “teaching” friends and family in the kitchen, but she endured my ramblings with good humor, and the baby cake turned out pretty darn cute.
We made the teensiest, tiniest layer cake for Madeline: a 6-inch round and a 3-inch round. It was a strawberry cake with a strawberry buttercream, filled with fresh strawberries between the layers. I wish I had a picture of the inside, because it was beautiful: all pink!
Fortunately, we’d also made cupcakes to go along with it, and she seemed to enjoy eating playing with that a lot more.
I think the next post needs to be cake- and family picture-free. Which will be easy, since it’s soon time for Tuesdays with Dorie and it’s MY PICK NEXT WEEK. Have you made your apple bread pudding yet?! Making mine tomorrow…can’t wait!