To be quite honest, I was grateful. This is one of the easiest cakes I've ever made for one of the kids birthdays.
He's also pretty easy to please when it comes to food. Chili dog Mac and Cheese is his favorite. We don't often eat a whole meal of processed food around here, but when it comes to birthday dinners all bets are off. The child gets what they want.
I'm sure you could make the mac and cheese from scratch as well as the chilli. For us, it's something we have so rarely that I've never bothered putting that much work into it. And everyone needs a fast throw together meal to fall back on every now and again.
Just because I want to, here are a few more pictures of the birthday fun.