Monday, May 5, 2014

My Narwhal Birthday Cake

Today is my 20th birthday. Yikes. Several months ago I was really anxious about turning 20 and it only got worse the closer it got to my birthday. People would bring up my upcoming birthday or the fact that I would be turning 20 and I would subtly (or maybe not so subtly) try to change the subject. I am sure a lot of people could not wait to get out of their teen years, but something about the thought of leaving my teen years and starting a new decade kind of bothered me. I have always been a nostalgic person, so nostalgia was probably the biggest factor. 

BUT, now that my birthday is here, it’s not so bad. I think it was the anticipation leading up to it that made me anxious. This is so cliché, but…it is just a number. I mean, I am only a day older than I was yesterday. And, today was a great day. I have a wonderful family and great friends that make me feel extra special on my birthday. :)  

I like to use my birthdays to try out new, exciting cakes that I want to make. If you remember, last year was the cactus cake to go with Cinco de Mayo. This year I made this little guy:

Mr. Narwhal, meet my friends…friends, meet Mr. Narwhal! 

Why a narwhal? Well, mainly because narwhals are awesome. :) The idea had been floating around in my head for a while, so he was picked to be my birthday cake! 

I took step by step pictures of the process, so I hope to post a tutorial very soon. I just have to finish my two last finals of the semester! It will be my first tutorial, so I am excited, but I hope I can pull it off! 

Alright, time for Mr. Narwhal and me to say goodbye for now. We will be back soon, as promised!