This weekend was our nephew’s first birthday. S. is the first baby on either side of the family, his father’s side or his mother’s side, so needless to say, it’s a big deal. I’m proud to say that our nephew is truly, the cutest baby in the world and I have the proof to back this claim.

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B, playing badminton with Uncle Jim:


Clearly cuteness runs in the family! And he’s insanely smart, no bias. :) He oinks when he sees a pig, pants when he sees a dog and makes a mock-crying noise when he sees pictures of other babies. It’s pretty freaking cute.

S.’s bedroom is decorated in a Yellow Submarine theme, from the imported hand-woven submarine rug to a Yellow Submarine clock and painted walls and furniture to match. Being The Beatles lover that I am, I knew I had to do something big for his first birthday.

The real Yellow Submarine:


S.’s birthday submarine:



A chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and some marzipan detailing. The rounds above the submarine represent The Sea of Holes, topped with marzipan faces of The Beatles plus a little baby face to represent S. It was a pretty big cake, being two 13×9 sheet cakes together, but only one layer, we were able to put a good dent in it over the weekend. S. won’t remember this cake, but there are plenty more cakes to come.

We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine…

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  1. jumbleberryjam says:

    Ok, that’s the freakin’ coolest cake I’ve ever seen! You rock the underwater world! And, yep! That nephew is the cutiest!! 😉 Lucky boy.

  2. Daryl says:

    That is ridiculously awesome! Excellent work — wish I could taste it. Can I hire you to make a Beatles rooftop concert cake for my birthday? Billy Preston has to be in it as well. Yes, I’ll pay extra.

  3. Sanja says:

    Your nephew IS cute!

    And your cake is awesome, well done!

  4. jessy says:

    hooray for the cutest little wee one and the most gloriously amazingly fantastical cake EVER! the beatles are my absolute favorite band – and your cakes are beyond awesome! wow, wow, WOW!

  5. Andrea says:

    I won’t quibble with your claims since you have such strong supporting evidence. And the cake is a beatleific masterpiece. Well done!

  6. Diann says:

    Kris, that cake is outstanding! And yes, that is one adorable little boy.

  7. Vegetation says:

    Awww your nephew is too cute! And I love the cake (plus yum….chocolate!). Fantastic decorating!

  8. Sandy says:

    Wow! awesome cake!

  9. Vaala says:

    He sure is cute! And that cake? Can I have my first birthday again and get a cake like that?

  10. Vegyogini says:

    What a rockin’ cake for an adorable baby!

  11. Jodye says:

    What an awesome cake, lucky baby! The closest I’ve come to anything like this is a yellow submarine puzzle, which is still cool, but I’m willing to bet not anywhere near as delicious.

  12. Mandee says:

    Awesome looking cake! I want a Beatles themed cake for my next b’day :)