Each year, Sage requests a different theme for his birthday cake, and Bob–Master Baker at the Augusta Bakery –has never failed to deliver.
In the beginning, the cakes were cute but unsurprising; icing images of Sage’s boyish requests were drawn on the cakes: one year a race car, another year a speed boat.
Then Bob got creative. When Sage requested a water park on his cake three years ago, it wasn’t just a picture of a water park: The cake had a 3D water slide, complete with little swimmers bobbing on the frosting. Last year, Sage’s cake was shaped like a Nerf gun.
When Sage departed from his usual stereotypically masculine requests to ask for a hermit crab this year, I thought Bob couldn’t outdo his previous masterpieces.
Fortunately, I was wrong.
The cake was so adorable, I felt bad about cutting it up. Sage, however, had no such compunctions. After carefully arranging ten candles on the crab–giving it a curious crab/porcupine hybrid look–he lit them:
Blew them out:
And butchered the crab without mercy.
I have to admit that I found the demise of the crab a little disturbing, but it was by all accounts a delicious sacrifice to the birthday cause.
I can’t wait to see what Bob comes up with next year.