Birthday Cakes and July Portraits

Below are images of Ruby’s third, fourth and fifth birthday cakes. All of them homemade from scratch by Erin and decorated by Claude. It has become a “thing” for Erin and me to get totally into the process of a) chatting with Ruby before her birthday to see what kind of cake she wants, b) scheming about how we might accomplish her wishes, c) baking the cake – Erin is the point person on that, and d) decorating the cake – I’m the point person on that. We make a good team and we can’t wait to see what challenge she comes up with for her sixth birthday.  Here’s a collection of photos of her third, fourth and fifth birthday cakes followed by a July portrait of Ruby.  She wasn’t much into making cake decisions when she was one and two.

Ruby's third birthday cake - complete with caterpillar poop

Ruby’s third birthday cake – complete with caterpillar poop

Ruby and Erin - July 2011

Ruby and Erin – July 2011

A cake inspired by the carousel scene in Mary Poppins

A cake inspired by the carousel scene in Mary Poppins

Ruby and Claude - July 2012

Ruby and Claude – July 2012

For her fifth birthday Ruby wanted a "garden cake"

For her fifth birthday Ruby wanted a “garden cake”

Ruby and Henle - July 2013

Ruby and Henle – July 2013

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