A very special ten-year-old asked his parents for a chocolate cake with orange frosting for his eleventh birthday. His mother found a recipe, procured the ingredients, and baked three layers of chocolate cake in pans borrowed from a friend.
The rest was left as an exercise for his father. His father, it should be noted, has tried many times to make butter cream frosting. Most of those tries have ended in failure. The special ten-year-old’s mother deflected questions from friends and relatives while grating orange zest and providing moral support. The father proceeded to conquer his fears of butter cream frosting. See photo journey below.