Takes the Cake

KD's Cake

I went to a workshop hosted by the Center for Energy and Environmental Education last fall and its focus was on reducing consumption during the holidays. The focus of the workshop was to shift from giving gifts that might end up in a landfill to giving the gift of adventure or memories which help foster tradition.

For the past couple years I’ve made special birthday cakes for my little nephews and most recently, my niece. They absolutely love picking out their birthday cakes and even help by giving pointers such as “more frosting here!” I know that time is precious and that in a few years they will lose interest in helping me so much which makes savoring this tradition even more special.

I’ve included pictures of some of my favorite cakes and the best smiles! What traditions do you have in your family that make birthdays and holidays special?