As many people with late November birthdays can attest, all too often pumpkin pie with a candle in it is what passes for a birthday cake in the days surrounding Thanksgiving. Now I have no problem with pumpkin pie. I am quite looking forward to the one I will be baking (and eating) on Thursday, in fact. I just think that it is a shame to lose an opportunity to make a birthday cake just because everyone has pumpkin on the brain.
All it all, it was a huge success and the birthday boy was thrilled with his party. Now I can go enjoy the pumpkin pie without guilt of a missed birthday cake.