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The cake

January 22, 2012

Despite the fact that tradition in my family has always been to serve birthday pie, somehow it has now also become tradition that my mom makes the cake of their choosing for the boys’ birthdays.  Pie is vastly superior to cake in each and every way, but there is something to be said for a child getting a birthday cake in the shape of their current obsession, like a firetruck or an elephant, for example.  As long as they also get pie.  Did I mention that the pie is still necessary?

My mom asked Pea a few weeks ago what type of cake he’d like for his birthday.  His response was:

“Uuuuummmmm, a fire truck, elephant, train track, ABC cake with sprinkles, letters, a fire station, a tree, grass, and uuuuuummmmmm…..1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – FIVE cakes in January!”


We quizzed him a bit more and he narrowed it down to a “fire station ABC cake”.  We weren’t exactly sure what that was, but we were also confident that Pea wasn’t exactly sure either.

My mom, of course, pulled off Perfection in Pea’s eyes.

It only took him 12 tries to blow out 3 candles.

It was chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, and it was delicious.

And now for the pie…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2012 3:39 pm

    So sorry we missed it! Happy Birthday Pea! Hope we get to see you soon.

  2. Nancy permalink
    January 22, 2012 8:08 pm

    He looks soooooo very proud with his ever-creative grandma & his cake! I love it! Nop got a tank this year. Will send to you.


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