The Teen took on the difficult task of coming up with an idea for the birthday cake. The celebrant had a keen interest in ceramics and is a member of the Oriental Ceramics Society, so the Teen had a brilliant idea that she wanted the cake to look like a piece of antique porcelain. We thought it was an inspired choice. Elegant, stately, unique and very appropriate for the dinner. We discussed some of the possible types of porcelain, and quickly discarded gourd shaped spotted vessels, celadon incense burners and other rather difficult to execute shapes. She settled on a simple round shape with a beautiful blue & white design…
The Teen chose her favorite fancy cake shop, Marta’s, and Mrs. MM and our friend’s husband ordered the cake, leaving a picture of the ceramic piece. The cake that arrived weeks later was simply marvelous! Stunning in fact. The designs were accurately replicated and the scale and overall impact of the cake was exactly what we had all hoped for. There are some things I cannot do, and a cake like this is certainly one of them.
Inside was a layer of butter cake and a layer of chocolate… surprisingly good, though substantial in order to “hold up”… A single slice was almost too much to eat in one sitting but it was delicious nonetheless.
And the celebrant, probably mortified I have posted this photo :), paused with face covered to make a wish before blowing out the single blue candle on her birthday cake.