These two cakes were made for Tristan's 3rd birthday on January 21, 2006. She is the daughter of my friends and colleagues, Shawna and Ryan.

Two other friends and colleagues of mine, Linh and Karen, wanted to learn how to decorate cakes. So, since these two cakes were so simple to decorate, it was the perfect opportunity for them to learn basic piping skills. Linh decorated the chopper symbol and Karen decorated the ballerina bear. I made the letters with color flow icing.

The cake is made from the famous "Chocolate Blackout Cake" recipe by Margaret Braun. The icing is a basic decorator's buttercream. There is no filling since they are simple sheet cakes.