Our extended family has many, many birthday to celebrate in the summer months, and with my sister, the official birthday cake baker away for the summer, the job fell to me. And though I love to bake, too, and was more than delighted to get the job, perhaps you can have too many birthdays.
My first cake came at the end of July when Maddie turned six. She requested "a quiet party" with only a few guests and absolutely no games "because games can get out of hand." She also requested a banana layer cake with whipped cream from the Kit cookbook.