"When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk person." - J. Depp
My daughter is turning four in just a few hours. I've broken away from the weekend-long festivities to blog about....the cake...of course.
A week before, I had asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted - and she immediately started spouting off names of her favorite cartoon characters, nearly hyperventilating herself. The crucial elements included:
Ni-Hao Kai Lan
Dora the Explorer
The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters
We also browsed through Google images for some source material that was acceptable to her. Once I had a rough idea of what to construct, I started Photoshopping a montage. This was going to be a photo-cake, so I had to plan accordingly.
For extra-credit, I found a rounded font similar to the Ni-Hao Kai Lan logo, color-matched the text and utilized some of the decorative inserts and elements. With photo-cakes, it's best to put the text in yourself, rather than risk having the baker write something in icing.
Here's the end result: