A Very Special Birthday Cake

There couldn't have been a better way to celebrate Nico's 3rd birthday, and the end of 40 long days without dessert, than with this four-layer vanilla cake with chocolate icing and fondant shout-outs to favorite trucks and a very special subway. Made to order by Nine Cakes, that adorable sweets studio I found while walking on Columbia Street recently, it was delivered in person by Betsy, the woman who opened the shop almost three years ago. She makes some of the prettiest cakes I've ever seen. I now know that her creations taste as good as they look and aren't too sweet which is perfect when you're getting reacquainted with sugar and could easily overdo it.

Normally, I like to bake celebratory sweets myself, but after writing this post for Mommy Poppins about places that have cake decorating classes and supplies, I realized I still have a lot to learn and decided to leave it to the experts this year. Now that I've gone this route, I'm going to be tempted to order custom cakes every year. But I need to remember to not go overboard next time in terms of size. Even though we crammed a bunch of Nico's buddies, their siblings and parents into our apartment this weekend to help us eat it, we still have a lot left. I guess there are worse things that could be sitting in my freezer, right?

Nine Cakes
155 Columbia Street


DC said...

Hi Lia,

That cake looks amazing.

I am contemplating cakes to be made for the various birthdays coming up in May ... xx

adriana casey said...

What a beautiful birthday cake!

Lia said...

Thanks DC and Adriana! It was a big hit and tasted great, too.


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