I was visiting my favorite neighborhood bakery Blue Frog last month, where I happened upon their latest issue of Baking Trends... a trade magazine for professional bakeries. Foodie that I am, I couldn't help flipping through it and wonder of wonders it gave me the idea for Will's birthday cake! I read that the latest fad in made-to-order birthday cakes is the pull-apart cake, aka cupcakes... the cool twist is that you line them up really close together and frost them as if they are a single sheet cake. Then to serve, you just pull the cupcakes apart!
He loved the frosting, but most of the cake ended up on the floor.