When asked what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, S answered "strawberry." Oh yeah, and he wanted it to look like an eyeball. Yes, he is all boy.
So, here's the eyeball cake. I'm quite proud of it. I put fresh strawberries in the cake batter, which had the effect of looking a bit like blood and tissue. The frosting is cream cheese, and it was really yummy.
Now for the funny part of the story. After baking all day (cupcakes for school and the cake), we let him choose Zaxby's for dinner. Upon leaving, he begged for a gumball. We said, "choose a gumball or cake." He chose gumball. We asked several times if he knew what he was doing. We got home, and some of our closest friends and their two kids were waiting to have cake with us. We all had birthday cake, and S played with his friends, chewing his gumball. I hope it was good.