The story of my life these days seems to be finally getting around to doing things that I should have done many months ago. This post is no different; it has been 10 months since Rachel turned 1. She’s almost 22 months old and much more mischievous than her elder sister is precocious, which is why I haven’t had much time to bake, let alone tend to my much neglected blog. Ok, fine, I confess, I’m just a huge procrastinator!
I’ll be blogging about Ashley’s 5th birthday cake shortly, so here are a bunch of photos of Rachel’s cake for now. The design for the bottom tier and the “One” topper came from this fabulous photostream I found on Flickr: Ð›ÑŽÐ±Ð° Ð—Ð»Ð°Ñ‚ÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð°. Her cakes and cookies are amazing! She has 4 boys and her youngest is just a couple of weeks younger than Rachel. I don’t know how she finds the time to bake all those beautiful cakes and cookie. To top it off, she’s so slim and looks completely gorgeous, even after 4 kids!
I loved this particular facing of the bottom tier, but decided to go with the simpler looking facing for the front.
Inside: Chocolate cake with salted caramel italian meringue buttercream.