It was that time of year again. We have a small friend whose birthday comes around right before New Year's, and we have a standing commitment to create his birthday cake. This occasion is always an opportunity to toss out modest tastes in favor of more child-appealing straight-up sweet sugar and ambitious ideas. Last year it was a medieval castle cake, complete with knight, torches and a sprayed-on moat.
This year, however, called for something slightly more grown-up... More