This year, I actually made the old man a cake for his birthday. Got a good recipe for a carrot cake, made entirely from scratch. Yes, this was more than dump a box of ingredients and some egg and oil into a bowl and mix it up. Actually had to grate the carrots, chop the nuts, and mix all the ingredients. Then floured the pans, and baked the cake.
Then I made cream cheese frosting, and decorated it with large gumdrops cut for petals and reeses pieces for the center of the sunflower. Spread the frosting over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides.
Yes, it does look a little concave in the middle. Why do you ask? I BAKED it!!