Every year Evan’s family hosts a cake contest since most of the family can’t get together on Easter. We are pretty scattered about (Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Maine, and maybe even a few others) so it’s a fun way to see what everyone is up to on Easter. Each year has a different theme too. This year’s theme was “location, location, location” – which is perfect since we are all over the US.
Evan and I decided to go with the “Bean” as our Easter cake. For those of you that don’t know, the “Bean” is a famous sculpture in Chicago that attracts a lot of tourists every year. It’s basically a giant bean-shaped mirrored structure. You can walk up to it and see your reflection in it.
Anyway, I think that the Bean looks like a jelly bean which is obviously a big Easter candy. Evan, on the other hand, will argue with me until I give in that it looks nothing like a jelly bean. I sort of gave in and said that it “doesn’t exactly look like a jelly bean but close enough”.
The shape actually turned out pretty good. I tried really hard to get the icing super smooth but it was the best I could do. We also added the little Cubs logo since we had so much leftover cake. I’m not sure that his family really put the connection between a jelly bean or even the Bean, but oh well. It’s only for fun and no one actually wins the “contest”. Next year we might need to put a little more explanation in our email.
For fun, here was the family member that lives in Las Vegas’ cake. Don’t worry I censored out all of the inappropriate parts.