As if he read my mind, my soon- to- be- seven- year- old son said to me ‘Mom please don’t make the same kind of cake for my birthday this time too'. Well , what was I supposed to do after he said that! Obviously, I had to start looking for a new cake recipe .I am a bit concerned because there isn’t much time left for a trial. In actual fact, for weeks it was on the preparation agenda , to bake the same simple chocolate cake that I have been making for the last few years, for all of my children’s birthdays . When I told my husband about the cake dilemma, He solved the problem in a jiffy.He suggested to get a cake made by a professional.Now why didn’t I think of that before? After an exchange of discussions , we have now decided to go for the specialist’s touch. I still haven’t told the rest of my children as we want to give our son ,the birthday boy, a surprise. He is a great fan of cartoons. Almost certainly we will get it designed accordingly. I am also planning to make some of his favourite hor d’oeuvres. I wish I could surprise him with a big party, but unfortunately I cannot at this juncture , as my oldest daughter’s grade 12 th board exams are going on and I would’nt want to disrupt the studying atmosphere at home. I am sure our youngest wouldn’t mind when he sees his little surprise.