Gus' birthday is coming up, and I'm having a tough time deciding what to do for his cake. For nine years, I've had the same dilemma: How do you make a birthday cake for a boy that won't eat cake? As weird as it sounds, he was five years old before we could even coax him to take a bite of a cupcake. (He's still never eaten a french fry.) I could go on and on about his complex food disorder, but I won't. Instead I'll share with you the last 8 years of birthday "cakes." Each year, I try to pick one food item that Gus truly LOVES, and make it extra special.
1st Birthday - Chocolate pudding in a custom-labeled baby food jar
2nd Birthday - Pink Pediasure in a custom-labeled can
3rd Birthday - Tootsie Roll & Tootsie Pop cake
4th Birthday - Purple M&M cake & custom M&M bags
5th Birthday - Swiss cake rolls in a Mickey Mouse shape