Congratulations to triplets Ethan, Caleb and Louisa! I made this cake for their b’nai mitzvah celebration (yup, that the plural) which was on a fabulous fall day at the beautiful Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield, CT.
When I make cakes for people, I try to personalize the cake for the recipient. I like to use colors they like, and I also often incorporate the recipient’s interests in the cake design, so that the person receiving the cake knows it was really made especially for him or her. That’s a much harder task when making one cake for 3 kids with different interests, preferences and personalities. That said, I was pleased with how this cake turned out, and even happier that the triplets and their parents loved it!
On the bottom of the cake is Ethan’s tier, which is made of lemon butter cake, filled with lemon meringue buttercream and raspberry jam, and topped with lemon meringue buttercream. The covering is blue, Ethan’s favorite color, and the football (which is 100% edible, made of rice krispy treats and modeling chocolate) and the penant flag reflect his love for his New England Patriots. He’s also a big Red Sox fan. (I blame their father for this Boston passion. Sigh. They should be Yankee fans, not Red Sox fans. But what can you do?)
In the middle is Caleb’s tier. Caleb is a soccer player (he plays goalie), and he too roots for Boston-based sports teams. Caleb’s favorite color is orange, but their mom asked me to incorporate the lime green color which was a theme in the party decorations, along with blue and purple (no orange in the party decor). Finally, on top, Louisa’s tier has an edible ipod perched in front of it and handbags around the sides, as Louisa loves to listen to music (James Taylor is a favorite – she has excellent taste!) and she likes to accessorize. Purple is Louisa’s favorite color. Both Caleb’s and Louisa’s tiers (the top two tiers) were made of chocolate cake with the crowd favorite cookies and cream (aka Oreo) filling, which has big chunks of real Oreos in it. The outer frosting was a vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. There wasn’t a bite left from the entire cake, which was made to serve about 80 people!
On top of the cake is the logo used in the b’nai mitzvah invitations: a modern take on the two scrolls of the torah, although to me they look a little bit like candles too. As a result, I thought it was the perfect thing to use on top of the cake. I think the topsy turvy design added a bit of whimsy on this cake made for newly minted teens.
It was a fabulous day for the triplets, and I wish them all the best! Their parents should be very proud of their terrific trio! And of course, the triplets should thank their parents for everything they do for them.