The Purple Pyramid
Unique Birthday Cakeby Amanda Joseph(Cape Town, South Africa)
Since my son was about 2 and a half years old, he had his heart set on a purple triangle cake for his 3rd birthday party. The request seemed easy enough for my limited baking skills and so I obliged.
The closer it got to his birthday, the more birthday parties of his friend's we went to, the more elaborate cakes we saw. There was the Dora the Explorer cake, set on a backdrop of a cascading icing waterfall, the tiniest of icing daisies dotting the pathway up the mountains made from hand-crafted chocolate. Everyone ooh-ed and aah-ed and then cringed a little bit as the knife sunk in to such a work of art. Then there was the soccer field birthday cake which also impressed not only the kids, but all the moms as well, as we tried to figure out how they made everything, even the smallest details, edible.