So, we were going to have a big first birthday party for our son but then Nemo (if anyone can offer an explanation as to why they named this storm after a loveable clownfish, I’d be up for hearing it) happened. It was a lot of snow with a lot of clean-up and not a lot of places to put the snow. We ended up not having the party but G. and I made the cake for M. anyway. It’s important to have a first birthday cake, complete with party hats, even if the party goers are your mother, father and sister.
I used the recipe I wrote about here, which is the same one I used for my daughter’s first birthday. It’s a great cake and the story involves my grandmother, a cookbook author and several email exchanges. I even got the frosting right this time!