It’s coming up on M’s birthday and it’s cake planning time. As for the party with her school friends, I’m not going to do the gymnastics/jumpy meetup with decent pizza and bad cake (with apologies to the parents who do or, or do it better than pizza and bad cake… I’m still not doing it). The kids do seem to like it, but I can’t throw a party where I know the food won’t be great. And since when do kids really prefer decent food? I’ve read that picky eating is genetic, but I’m not sure I buy it.
M likes decent food but she loves really good food. She has recently informed me that she likes salmon sushi.
And yes, I am a bit predisposed to birthday parties with more adults than kids at this point, and cupcakes (or cake) that everyone loves, like silences-the-room-loves. The cupcakes I made last year were like that and their was no cake left behind on plates. (Here’s that recipe. I didn’t use the marshmallow frosting.) Kids usually just eat off the frosting, even if it’s that horrible sweetened shortening that most grocery stores use. Last year’s cupcakes had a chocolate layer and graham cracker bottom, so they were worth eating, thoroughly.
I just discovered this cupcake website (with thanks to Naomi Aviv) which looks very interesting. I want to find that cupcake that hits the sweet spot for kids and adults alike and of course, something for sweet M on her 4th. I will keep you posted…