It was a friend's big birthday this weekend. I thought about how many wonderful times he has gotten to surf around the sun in this life of his. And then I thought about the piles of people coming to celebrate him at his party. Above are (some of his) the many birthday cakes I baked in his honor. Our universe, in cake and frosting.
Since it was just our nation's birthday...made me think that everything really has a birthday. And we should celebrate the ones that we want to celebrate. Why does it need to be just for the humans that we love? Last weekend I had the honor of being part of two rhino's birthdays at the Central Florida Zoo! PJ and Jahi celebrated their 2nd birthday! They had a cake made of things they like to eat (straw and other greens with carrot candles!) and the humans got cake and ice cream! LOTS of people came to celebrate and it was so fun!!! It felt very special to be a part of two very special animal's day. A real reason for a party in my book!
Clearly, cake toppers are trending in my house! Here are a couple more I have made recently for friends. I think I am digging them because I can work on the topper in advance and then just focus on making a delicious cake the day of the party instead of pulling out pastry bags and carving shapes out of cake.