ight birthday cake.
It was baked just the right size to be held by these little girl’s hands.

Erin led the two girls to a table and brought them leftover homemade lemonade from the counter.

“Here, have some for now.”

“Thank you.
We’ll drink it~”

“Thank you!”

The older one was sitting quietly and looking at Erin, but the younger one was looking around the store with curious eyes.

‘They were a pair of contrasting sisters.’

Her older sister had light auburn hair almost the color of caramel, while her younger sister had pastel pink hair the color of strawberry macaroons.

The younger one was also chubby with a bit of baby fat on her face, while the older girl was skinny enough to be considered spindly.

(T/N: Spindly is a person with a long or tall and thin body.)

“What kind of cake do you like, and how do you want me to make it?”

She thought, ‘If they’re boys, they’d probably prefer whipped cream? Since they’re girls, maybe they’d like strawberry cream?’

But then the pink-haired child gave an unexpected answer.

“I want a cat cake! Please make it like a cat!”


‘… What?’

“What cake?”

Looking at Erin’s confusion, the pink-haired girl explained.

“A cat…”

“Why… Can’t you draw a cat on the cake?”

Sharen urged her sister with a perplexed look on her face.

“Oh, you mean put an animal decoration on it.”

‘Yeah, well, they’re kids, and they’ll probably like it more if it looks cute rather than if it tastes good.’

“Sharen, I don’t think you can put that on a cake.”

“Really? I see… Sorry.”

The child quickly turned sour.

“My mom used to always make cat-shaped cookies…”

“That’s from a cookie mold.”

The older sister was berating the younger one, but when she saw that she looked too wilted, she moved closer to comfort her.

“Cakes don’t have to be shaped like cats to be delicious, and it’s your birthday, so let’s eat some delicious cake and be happy, and your mom will be happy too.”

For some reason, there was a sadness in the air.
Erin thought for a moment and accepted the children’s order.

“Okay.
I’ll make it as cat-like as possible.”

“Really?”

“Yeah.
I’ll make it out of marzipan.”

Most people use marzipan, kneaded with ground almonds, to decorate cakes.
it’s a lot of work, but It wasn’t hard to make.

The children’s faces instantly lit up with joy.

“Thank you.”

“Is it okay if the cream is fresh cream?”


“Yes!”

“Then give me a minute.”

Erin left the children and headed for the kitchen.

She walked through the moonlit garden and entered the house.

As soon as she entered the house, she saw the clutter on the living room table.

These were the materials Melly had used to make the dessert models.

Clay, carving knives, paints, etc.

She used them to make dessert models for the glass display case.

‘Cat-shaped molds…’

When Erin heard the kids’ request and saw the tools used to make the models, she had an idea.

‘I think this would work pretty well.’

The Genoise was a practice for Serena’s order.
But for now, she had to deal with the kids’ cake order first.

While she was Lost in thought, Erin quickly went to the kitchen to mix the almond flour with the powdered sugar and ground almonds she had in her pantry to make a flaky marzipan.

Lady Caterina’s sachertorte had similar flavors, but she made the flowers out of chocolate.

‘Chocolate was very difficult to shape and you can’t make it very detailed.’

Fluffy marzipan, on the other hand, is easy to shape by hand and color by mixing pigments.

Marzipan decorations that are often put on top of cakes are usually in elegant shapes like flowers, gardens, and fruit, but….

‘This is a cake for kids.’ Erin thought, ‘So I thought it would be a good idea to include some cute animals.’

Erin mixed yellow almond flour with sugar powder and sifted it through a sieve.

She also mixed the fluffy beige powder with the egg whites and kneaded it into a batter.
The texture was like touching soft clay.

She also took out the chocolate flowers she had used for lady Caterina’s cake.

She made a cake with genoise and whipped cream, and topped it with marzipan decorations.

She then placed the cake in a paper box and carried it back to the shop.

“There you go.
It’s done.”

The children, sitting quietly at the table, peered expectantly into the cardboard box.

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