Who is this girl, my daughter, who doesn’t like cake?
I continually expect her taste to change, to adapt as every mom hopes their child’s palate eventually will. But instead of willing her to accept broccoli or whole-wheat bread into her life, instead I’m wishing she’d just like cake.
For her birthday for the past three years, Smudge has eschewed cake in favor of pie for her celebratory dessert. I still don’t get how or why she has such a definite preference for pie over cake, but I am nothing but accommodating to my girl’s wishes on her big day.
But I am still a mom, and I do have an ulterior motive. Yep, I’m sneaky that way. To try and sway her in the slightest way possible, I posed we create a combo cake pie, where cake and pie meet in the middle. With chocolate mousse. And whip cream. In decadent, lush layers.