In this case, they were thinking about a pumpkin cake. We came up with the idea for a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and here is the result.
I adapted this awesome recipe for the cake.
I figure one tier for every year of life. I may have to discontinue this when he turns five.
Cake making can be therapeutic; it's nice to have a project with lots of steps that all come together for one show-piece of a product.
First things first, I whipped up a double batch of pumpkin cake batter.
Then I baked the cakes...
This cake is very moist, but it never hurts to add a little vanilla-steeped syrup.
Cream cheese frosting should just be the standard cake frosting, right?
Once I had my buttercream made, it was time to assemble.
Confessions: I had a little leftover cake.
Props to my nephew for having a birthday so I can exercise my cake muscles.