Tuesday, March 17, 2009


My birthday was last weekend. I had a small get together with some friends. This year we decided to make a nest cake. This was a labor of love, let me tell you. I think Jenny and I spent 5 hours on Sunday putting it together, then dismantling it then reconstructing it. It was all worth it. The cake is the coconut layer cake from Baking Illustrated. The cake was delicious! So coconutty! The nest was made of coconut and meringue which were baked in a bowl to achieve the nest shape. The eggs, leaves and flowers are marzipan. If you like marzipan but not the price, I recommend making it yourself. It's actually ridiculously easy and so much less expensive.

I've had nests and eggs on my mind a lot lately. We're thinking about getting some chickens. We would get bantams because they are small and cute and I love all things small and cute. The woman at the garden store showed us one of the bantam chicken eggs and we were sold. They are so adorable! I am hoping we can get the chicken set up figured out quickly so we can go get the little chicks. There is one variety of chicken I like called brahma chicken, I would like to name one Barack Obrahma. Ha ha. I kill me.

Oh, and I've just added a big batch of new sewing kits to the shop.


Girl Land said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is probably one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. I want to just snuggle in between the eggs. :)

By the way, I LOVE my Czech radio coasters, thank you!!!!! xo

fiona said...

Gorgeous Cake. You need to enter that in a contest!

krissy said...

Oh, my, that cake is lovely! Absolutely beautiful, better than what you see in magazines!

Happy Birthday, Jenn. I hope this year is great for you.