Will had some pretty detailed ideas of what he wanted to to have for his birthday cake this year, and, thanks to my right hand man, the internet, I found an amazing recipe to bring Will's concept to reality for the family dessert party.
By the way, this is really, really good (aka a million gazillion calories). Annie's Eats has given me many amazing ideas, but this one truly was inspiring (you really need to go there to see her pictures and salivate and probably gain 10 pounds vicariously.
How good was the cake? My dad doesn't like cake. He will usually have a little piece at these family parties because he is a good sport/guest, but he really just doesn't care for cake. HE loved it. And my mom, who has more discipline concerning sweets that I can even fathom kept taking little pieces after her serving was done. Seriously, if you even kindof like peanut butter and chocolate, you have to make this cake!!!
As you can see, they are not yet at the point where they have lacking self-esteem. We had a big Papa Murphy's double stuffed pizza and chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cups baked in them for dessert. As far was Will was concerned, it was perfect. And the weather actually cooperated for a day.