I agreed to make a cake for a friend, a jungle themed cake for a baby shower she's hosting this weekend. I still have to mull that one over. And I am certainly no cake-master like Jen Erickson, but I've made my share of fun creations.
Here's a parade of cakes that Jacob and I have made for our boys and our friends' kids...from a zucchini cake bat-ray with a dark chocolate ganache to an angelfood cake ripcurl and a gingerbread-lemon curd batman logo to fluffy whipped cream clouds in a jetstream... . I usually make a somewhat traditional bûche de noël for my Christmas babe.