“Hey y’all! I’m 3 months old and I’m celebrating with my very own Easter cake. Let the egg hunt begin! You can bring all the good stuff to my crib.”
Continuing family traditions with monthly birthday cakes.
To me, the best type of family traditions are those revolving around food. I imagine carefully hand-written recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Joe often talks about trying out new restaurants with his family on a weekly basis. Each member got a turn to choose the place to dine and it was something for him to look forward to every week.
When I was born, my mother took it upon herself to celebrate my monthly birthdays. She would purchase a full-sized cake to commemorate my monthly milestones and would photograph it to put in an album. I often look back on these pictures and gush at how much effort she put into building my memories.
I’ve decided to continue this tradition with Leo. As a food blogger with an undeniable sweet tooth, I find the tradition of monthly birthday cakes so fitting. I’m a little behind on his cake updates, so this post will be dedicated to Leo’s first two months.
Of course, for his first month, I went all out and picked up a cake from a place like no other: Duc de Lorraine. Leo’s 1-month birthday fell just after Valentine’s Day, so we indulged in one of Duc’s finest creations: a white cake filled with vanilla buttercream, topped with a smooth, delicious layer of red fondant.
For Leo’s second cake, we headed to Première Moisson and opted for a blueberry-almond tart.
I can’t wait to photograph these memories and log them onto Marble Crumbs. Creating memories is one of the best parts of having a family. Hopefully Leo will look back on these and be reminded of how much he was celebrated and loved.