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 13x9 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 :)