The cake was on the floor in front of the passenger seat in Helaine’s 4Runner. I walked around the car, opened the door and got the three candles. I lit a match, then the candles, fondled the cake gently in my arms and walked into the house. I am not coordinated. Happy birthday Stefanie.
The cake itself wasn’t without logistical problems. It was made, as have Stef’s birthday cakes for nearly 20 years, by Cindy at Cakeworks in Hamden. We couldn’t get to her before her shop closed so I arranged a rendezvous, but the cake shifted as she transported it. The letters at the bottom were smudged. She called a ‘do-over’ and I drove to her home on my way home from work.
I asked her if Ace of Cakes had changed her business? Then I complained how so much of their cakes wasn’t edible. “It’s like construction,” she said. Totally.
All of this cake is cake or icing…. except the dog. She’s made of fondant (a word I had never heard until tonight).
The cake is fashioned after a cupcake. Those are full size candles on top. It’s a full size cake! Cindy told me three layers and I take her word for it, though you can see every exquisite exterior inch is frosted.
Happy birthday Stef. Many happy returns.