This past weekend I had the wonderful privilege of making a dear friend's daughter's first birthday cake. Her little one seriously has the biggest eyes you've ever seen on such a little girl - accompanied by a teeny tiny mouth that is almost always at a pucker. It's downright adorable.
When she had so willingly babysat the Manchild when I was recording a couple segments with some local tv stations, I was more than happy (and eager!) to make her dear little one's birthday cake. When I dropped off the cake, you should have seen the amazing decorations and beautiful food she had ready for the party. It was a French Cafe theme, and so perfect for such a little sweet girl. I thought the cake was perfectly feminine, and with just the right amount of daintiness. The Eiffel Tower is actually a souvenir from Paris when the little one's Mom visited France a while ago.
The cake was two-layers, with the top layer being slightly smaller than the bottom. To me, the cake was basically a lovechild between my Cherry Almond Vanilla Cupcakes and the frosting technique I used with my Almond Infused Cream Cheese Frosting. I added a light layer of sliced maraschino cherries inside each cake layer, and loved using the little frosting pearls to complete the petal frosting theme with a flower on top.