Watch out world, the Dalrymple boys are now cake decorators! Ok, no need for professionals to worry about being replaced anytime soon!! Not only was last Sunday Easter, but it was also my birthday. Josh and I were out of town for our tenth anniversary and the boys stayed with my parents. While there, they helped decorate cakes for my birthday.
We debated for a while, first about what cake I wanted. I finally opted for the classic chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. You just can’t go wrong with that. At first we thought about jumbo cupcakes so the boys could decorate a few each. They were determined to decorate my cakes. Things didn’t work out as planned, frankly it turned out better.
My mom made four oval shaped cakes which looked like eggs, perfect for Easter, and one small round cake. Wow, I like a birthday when I get five cakes!! And yes, I did have a little of each, even if they were all the same flavor. The boys were all excited about their decorating and insisted I try them all!!
Let’s start from the youngest and work our way up to the oldest…
Notice how he starts, all focused. Then he gets distracted and samples the jelly beans, putting them on the cake after he licked them! Nothing like quality control. In the last shot of the cake you may notice there are some smears and missing jelly beans, think somebody got into it??
Now we have Ewan. He was more focused than Sean. He had an artistic vision and did his best. As you may notice he got carried away with the colored sugar! He started pouring before my dad could help him gently sprinkle it on top! Needless to say we later turned the cake on the side and shook plenty of sugar off!!
Then there is Jack. He also had quite an artistic vision. He was methodical, starting from the outside and working his way inward. He carefully lined up jelly beans and sugar hearts. Things got a little messy in the middle with the colored sugar, same situation as Ewan. All in all, my three boys did great!
Here is one my mom did. A classic egg with green grass and filled with jelly beans. Notice how there are quite a few jelly beans missing in the second shot, let’s just say the boys may have nibbled a few before it was served!!
And finally the cake with my birthday message. The lonely round cake!
So there it is, five cakes for my birthday on Easter Sunday. The boys had a blast decorating. I get the feeling they may expect to decorate their own cake for everyone’s birthday now! Hmm, multiple cakes for all birthdays…not such a bad idea I guess. Just more baking and cleaning, but so worth it! Thanks to my mom for the decorating photos, wish I could have witnessed it, but let’s face it, Josh and I really enjoyed the time away for our anniversary!!