Ryanne is a cool little kid. She keeps my husband entertained, draws pictures for us, and generally brightens up our Sunday mornings when we all get together. Last month was her birthday, and with everything going on, her Mom realized that she wouldn't have time to put together a birthday cake and asked if I would do one for her. It did take a little while for Ryanne to make up her mind on whether she wanted a Tinkerbell cake or a Transformers cake.
Her mom wanted a cupcake cake so it would be easier for the teacher to deal with in class, and she also wanted an extra dozen matching cupcakes to take home for the family later. They wanted chocolate cake with my standard cream cheese frosting.
I think it worked out pretty well for a cupcake cake. I usually don't like making them because they use way too much frosting, and they're really kind of awkward to handle. But I do understand why some people like not having to provide a knife, forks, and plates.