Friends from Sierra Leone, now American citizens, asked me to make a cake for their son’s first birthday. On one tier, I told their adoption story from start to finish, and on the second tier, the story of their son’s first year with his new family. For those who have not been through the adoption process before, it can be quite the roller coaster ride. I was very honored to celebrate this special day with this precious family. I loved the African top they gave me!