Worse. What do you do when he hates cake but thinks that he likes it?
My adorable 5 yr old was so excited to have a vanilla vanilla cupcake cake with sprinkles for his Super hero birthday party. This is what I made.
He hated it.
To his credit he tried to be polite by lying and saying that he was full. But no amount of bragging could make him eat his own birthday cake.
I was devastated. It ruined the whole party for me :( Lucky for me he's 5 and could care less and loved his party regardless of the scary cake. Unlucky for me I had to play it off like, "haha, kids. what can you do?" while secretly dying inside.
For the record - Everyone else ate it and I heard very few complaints so I really do think it was my sons problem and not my cake making skills problem.
So, I hatched a plan.
I deduced that he must have been scared of the unusual looking cupcakes (makes sense right?) I was determined to make him something for his actual birthday (the above was for his earlier party with friends) so the planning began.
First, I grilled him relentlessly on flavors he liked and what sprinkles were ok sprinkles. I was pretty sure I had it figured out but still felt a little timid after my previous monumental failure.
Aha!! I decided he and I would make the cake together out of all store bought ingredients (none of that homemade crap where there can be hidden foods) on the day of his birthday.
A final taste test break. Quality control was needed to ensure the frosting was truly edible. Turns out it was a YES!
TADA! AGAIN! His final creation. He was sooooooooooooooooooooo proud :)