He’s an xkcd-reading, MMORPG-playing, knows-pi-to-27-places kinda guy.
So when his birthday came around this year, my cake challenge was obvious. Of course his birthday cake had to be geeky. I very nearly made him a TARDIS, but in the end decided on a simpler design: the Star Trek insignia.*
Boy, am I glad I did.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from these cake challenges is that a good cake design takes time to execute. The more complex the design, the longer you’ll spend in the zone, oblivious to the world around but totally focused on building your cake.
This month, time was not on my side. The birthday in question was on the day after Thanksgiving, and I needed to have it done by lunchtime. So, I went with the simpler design and...ta-daa!!...finished it five minutes after birthday guests arrived. Well, they were early.
That’s it for November’s cake challenge! For December, you’ll get to see some cakes I’m making as Christmas gifts...shhh.
*It’s the one from Next Generation, in case you’re a normal person and can’t tell the insignias apart.