That is not at all what I expected (or wanted) to hear. But, a mom must honor the birthday wishes of her only daughter. With a twist.
I didn't want to make a simple dirt cake with worms so I went on the World Wide Web and Pinterest and searched for dirt cake ideas. What came up in the search was a delightful mix of many different ways to serve dirt cake. One of which was in a flower pot with a fake flower in the middle. I loved the flower pot idea, but wanted the flowers to be mostly edible. Then I came across this idea. It was a great way to get everyone involved in the making of the cake. Sadly, I forgot to take photos of the young bakers at work, but we had a good time making flowers and crushing Oreo cookies.
Here is the result.
One website mentioned serving with a trowel. How could I resist?
I chose Skittles because of the color options.
Add a few gummy worms and you have a "dirt cake with worms".
Look at that smiling face.
And this one.
She made her wish.
It really looks like dirt and the worms are grossing me out!