My friend Elly requested a cake for her daughter's 4th birthday. I made Kaylin her Dora birthday cake last year to celebrate the big THREE, but this year, Kaylin was going to be having a Garden party. How delightfully splendid!! Indeed!
Elly requested a chocolate cake with a frosting that is not "too sweet." Boy do I have the recipe for that!! It's a cooked buttercream recipe and it is amazing. It's now my favorite. Absolutely. Holy moly. It's good.
So this cake was covered with this deliciously smooth, sweet, but not-too-sweet buttercream, and topped with royal icing lilies, roses, primroses, apple blossoms, daffodils and violets.
And it's a family tradition that Elly makes and decorates beautiful cut-out cookies for her kids in the shape of their age. Here are Kaylin's matching number four cookies. (Aren't they beautiful?!)
I'm so thankful I got to be a part of your special day, Kaylin! I wish you the happiest 4th birthday!!!