After asking my son millions and millions of times what kind of cake he wanted for his 8th birthday party, he finally relented and requested a Pac Man cake. Before then, he kept saying, “A regular cake is fine mommy. You work too hard on your cakes. Take it easy this time.”
He’s so sweet and considerate. Making cakes can be stressful for me and he’s seen that. However, I wanted to do something special for him…that’s what moms what to do for their kids…no matter how hard or stressful. But I also wanted to listen to what he wanted…which was a non-stressed out mom, so we compromised and I made him a 2-D no-fuss cake. At the time, I worried that he was getting too old for 3-D cakes and his 9th birthday party, the following year, confirmed it. This time, it was I who relented and gave him a simple, round birthday cake (which I will post later…maybe…). I will need to rely on my daughter, nieces/nephews, and friend’s kids to satisfy my cake making fixes moving forward.
The Pac Man cake was simple enough. I baked a half sheet of chocolate cake, frosted it with dark chocolate frosting, and piped blue lines, white dots, ghosts, and Pac Man.
Although it was simple, my son and his friends liked it a lot.