Category Birthday cake

The Homer Cake

Just when I think our local baker can’t find possibly outdo the marvelous birthday cakes he made Sage in previous years, he finds a way. This year, Sage wanted a Homer Simpson cake. Instead of just putting a picture of Homer on a sheet cake, this is what Bob created: I have to confess that […]

The Crab Cake

Each year, Sage requests a different theme for his birthday cake, and Bob–Master Baker at the Augusta Bakery¬†–has never failed to deliver. In the beginning, the cakes were cute but unsurprising; icing images of Sage’s boyish requests were drawn on the cakes: one year a race car, another year a speed boat. Then Bob got […]

Birthday Boy Takes the Cake

For most of his existence, Sage has posed a challenge to the Augusta Bakery: Every year, he wants something new on his cake. He’s been through cars, speedboats, and other such manly themes, and each request has been gratified with a beautifully decorated cake depicting the object of his desire in frosting. But as Sage […]

The End of the Cake

All things must pass–joy, sorrow, winter, summer, long homework assignments, and (in this case) birthday cakes. Sage’s cake, complete with a three dimensional water slide, was truly spectacular this year. Alas, however, it is no more; it’s been digested by happy party-goers. But it went out in a blaze of glory. Here are its final […]

The Cake that Takes the Cake

Bob the Baker (aka Robert Chaffee of Augusta Bakery) has a long history of making excellent birthday cakes for Sage, but this year’s cake truly takes the cake, both literally and figuratively. Sage asks for a different theme this year, and this year he wanted a water park. Somehow, Bob managed to go from Sage’s […]