Friday, July 11, 2008

A Day of Cake



On the 4th of July one of my best friend's father and his twin brother celebrated their 70th birthday. I was asked to make a cake for the party. I made a coconut cream cake with lemon lime curd between the 3 layers, "frosted" it with lemony whipped cream, covered it with toasted coconut and decorated it with citrus colored zinnias from the Farmer's Market and fresh basil from the garden. While I was in the kitchen, Aaron was in the basement making his own cake....out of cardboard boxes and toilet paper rolls which he painted. It barely fit in the car. Sparklers gave it a birthday candle effect and it was really awesome! Happy Birthday Twins and Happy Birthday America!!!

4 comments:

jennyd. said...

awwww, i feel so happy that my pop's and uncle's birthday made it into your blog. The cake illicited oohs and ahhs from the youngest (4 yrs) to the oldest (70 x 2)! Having a cake made by someone with such heart and passion was evident in every decadent bite. Thanks,kendra. xo jd

tracy said...

Oh, how gorgeous--you have no idea how much I want a piece of that cake right now! (Not the cardboard one.)

JOhn said...

.. .need cake::august nine . .. .

Tim said...

that is one beautiful fucking cake. and the photo is gorgeous too. i've never called anything associated with curd beautiful before.