Monday, September 16, 2013

The Cake

Yesterday was our daughter's 4th birthday, and this big celebration called for a special cake.  The past couple years we've skipped cake, the large party at a pancake house in the middle of farmland was more than enough.  But this past year I exposed my daughter to the Cake Boss.  (For those of you unfamiliar, it is a tv show about a bakery that makes elaborate cakes.)  Well, this obviously inspired my daughter and there was no getting around a cake for her party.  It took us a while to decide on one, we searched ideas online and hoped we could actually find a bakery here that would make one.  In The States these colorful fondant cakes are quite common, here, they're harder to find and way more expensive.  An American friend of mine had a fun dinosaur cake made for her sons birthday, but when I asked the price I couldn't help but cringe.  I went in search of something cheaper, but inevitably ended up at the bakery she originally found.  Boy am I glad I did!  And as a huge thank you to Irene for such a special cake I am writing this post, hoping to drum up some business for her in and around Eindhoven.  All I did was send 2 pics we found of cake ideas and a copy of the gift bags and voila, she made exactly the cake we imagined.  Our daughter was over the moon, and it was a big race between the kids to eat all of the little animals she created.  And top it off, the vanilla cake with chocolate crème between the layers was delicious. 
So, if any of you have any events coming up and you need a cake, be sure to visit Irene at Irene's Suikercreaties!



  1. What a wonderful thing to do - to write & share about this bakery! What a beautiful cake!!! I was your neighbor at the Mommy Monday Blog Hop :)
    Have a great week!

  2. Really, any excuse for a marvelous cake is great! But, a very happy birthday to your little one!

  3. What a great cake, you are right she did a great job, the animals are wonderful and everything so colorful!! Happy Birthday late!!

    Thank you for visiting this week.
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

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  4. She did a great job, I would refer anyone in the are to Irene! :) Danica

  5. This cake looks lovely and fun! Happy belated birthday to your little one!
    Stopping by from the “Mommy Monday” blog hop. Now following you on GFC and Bloglovin. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Have a great week 
    Bismah @
    Simple Mama

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the blog hop! :) Danica

  6. Cute cake! I've been behind in reading, so I'm slow in commenting. Happy Birthday Sophie!

    1. Would have loved one of your cakes, hope you're doing well! :) Danica