I decided this past weekend that I don't like generic birthday cakes. For me, it's harder to come up with a generic design than a specific one. I like knowing someone's interests and then making a cake around that. Generic is so boring!
Thankfully, there's only one birthday in HR this month, so the cake is all about her. And I know her well. I made two baby shower cakes for her last year. She's obsessed with penguins. Her desk is covered with them! So I wasn't surprised when HR requested that theme for the cake.
I really wanted to make a cake shaped like a penguin, but I was missing parts to the cake pan. So I went with a penguin pool party instead!
Again, I wish it snowed in Southern California.