So, little Zachary's baby shower has come and gone, and I found myself all day on Friday in Washington, working on the cake. I'd forgotten how nice it was to have big counter tops, a double sink (for the mass of dirty dishes I created), and a big clean fridge. Oh, and no Daisy or Basil underfoot.
Anyway, so I made this cake. For a first go around, I feel ok about it. Definite room for improvement, but still, a vast improvement over what I've done before, and I definitely learned the fundamentals for doing a presentable cake. The bottom tier on this one is white butter cake with strawberry buttercream, and the to tier is chocolate butter cake with mint buttercream.
All-in-all, a good attempt, and hopefully in the future I'll be able to continue experimenting. Maybe by Zachary's first or second birthday I'll be able to make him a cool dinosaur or truck cake. Oh yah, and Zachary and Darcie are doing great, and he couldn't be cuter (and getting bigger by the day!!).