This might be the first child birthday in a long time that I haven’t been called upon to produce a large frosted sheet cake.
(Last week I did make over one hundred mini cupcakes with blue frosting...just in case you are worried that I am slacking...)
Very early on, before the kids knew better, we substituted healthier foods than cake with butter frosting and artificial dyes to accompany birthday celebrations. This was before I found my calling as a spreader of colored frosting.
The kids often wanted some dark image in their frosting: Batman, Dark Souls characters, and lots of black frosting was always something I regretted later.
But now perhaps the younger child is too cool for a mother-decorated cake.
So as long as I was imagining a fantasy birthday cake, I though it should be hypothetically cool-enough, complete with death, fire and black frosting.
Though, now I have a supply of activated charcoal, so perhaps I could make a slightly less toxic and staining version of black icing if someone wanted such a thing.
The glasses he is wearing in the image say “IT’S MY BIRTHDAY” above the lenses.
Also, totally not cool enough even for napkins.
You can see some of the previous frosting efforts at: