in the town, where i was born…

26 Apr

This weekend was our nephew’s first birthday. S. is the first baby on either side of the family, his father’s side or his mother’s side, so needless to say, it’s a big deal. I’m proud to say that our nephew is truly, the cutest baby in the world and I have the proof to back this claim.

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B, playing badminton with Uncle Jim:


Clearly cuteness runs in the family! And he’s insanely smart, no bias. 🙂 He oinks when he sees a pig, pants when he sees a dog and makes a mock-crying noise when he sees pictures of other babies. It’s pretty freaking cute.

S.’s bedroom is decorated in a Yellow Submarine theme, from the imported hand-woven submarine rug to a Yellow Submarine clock and painted walls and furniture to match. Being The Beatles lover that I am, I knew I had to do something big for his first birthday.

The real Yellow Submarine:


S.’s birthday submarine:



A chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and some marzipan detailing. The rounds above the submarine represent The Sea of Holes, topped with marzipan faces of The Beatles plus a little baby face to represent S. It was a pretty big cake, being two 13×9 sheet cakes together, but only one layer, we were able to put a good dent in it over the weekend. S. won’t remember this cake, but there are plenty more cakes to come.

We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine…


12 Responses to “in the town, where i was born…”

  1. jumbleberryjam April 27, 2009 at 6:27 am #

    Ok, that’s the freakin’ coolest cake I’ve ever seen! You rock the underwater world! And, yep! That nephew is the cutiest!! 😉 Lucky boy.

  2. Daryl April 27, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    That is ridiculously awesome! Excellent work — wish I could taste it. Can I hire you to make a Beatles rooftop concert cake for my birthday? Billy Preston has to be in it as well. Yes, I’ll pay extra.

  3. Sanja April 27, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Your nephew IS cute!

    And your cake is awesome, well done!

  4. jessy April 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    hooray for the cutest little wee one and the most gloriously amazingly fantastical cake EVER! the beatles are my absolute favorite band – and your cakes are beyond awesome! wow, wow, WOW!

  5. Andrea April 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    I won’t quibble with your claims since you have such strong supporting evidence. And the cake is a beatleific masterpiece. Well done!

  6. Diann April 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    Kris, that cake is outstanding! And yes, that is one adorable little boy.

  7. Vegetation April 28, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    Awww your nephew is too cute! And I love the cake (plus yum….chocolate!). Fantastic decorating!

  8. Sandy April 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

    Wow! awesome cake!

  9. Vaala April 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    He sure is cute! And that cake? Can I have my first birthday again and get a cake like that?

  10. Vegyogini April 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    What a rockin’ cake for an adorable baby!

  11. Jodye April 29, 2009 at 6:03 pm #

    What an awesome cake, lucky baby! The closest I’ve come to anything like this is a yellow submarine puzzle, which is still cool, but I’m willing to bet not anywhere near as delicious.

  12. Mandee May 1, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Awesome looking cake! I want a Beatles themed cake for my next b’day 🙂

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