Updated: June 1, 2021 10:30:08 am
Birthdays are one of the most special days for children, with a lot for the kid to look forward to, especially the cake. However, when a toddler had an odd request for her ‘The Lion King’-themed birthday cake, it sure left netizens amused.
For her birthday, three-year-old Leona suggested that she wanted a Lion King birthday cake. However, she wanted it to depict the heartbreaking moment when Mufasa, one of the protagonists of the story, dies after being pushed off a cliff by his brother. The cake features Mufasa lying dead on the ground, while Simba, his son, helplessly looks over him.
The toddler said she did so because she felt it would make everyone too sad to eat the cake, leaving all of it for her. “My niece turned 3 today!!” tweeted Casey, Leona’s uncle. “She asked for a Lion King cake but specifically the moment where Mufasa dies, because ‘everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me.’”
My niece turned 3 today!! She asked for a Lion King cake but specifically the moment where Mufasa dies, because “everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me.” pic.twitter.com/UOatqCUSj0
— Casey Feigh (@caseyfeigh) May 29, 2021
Since being shared online, the tweet has garnered over 7 lakh likes with netizens quite amused with the girl’s ingenious idea. Many responded with hilarious memes of their own and called the little girl a genius, enquiring whether her plan worked or not.
The guy who had to make the cake: pic.twitter.com/xGI202eocP
— Reesie Pufffs ✨COMMISSIONS OPEN✨ (@Bubble_gum_bun) May 29, 2021
Damn, lil kid is playing 3D chess while everyone else is playing checkers
— Stan Lee Presents, Oscar! Jaina Solo stan (@OrlandoGeekly82) May 29, 2021
Genius… 😂 pic.twitter.com/Y8rQSwdhZ3
— Nat Wilson (@MrNatWilson) May 29, 2021
— aquamarine. (@MFINGPRINCESSAV) May 31, 2021
— 🦇 The doll goes crunch 🎃 (@MallowyGoodness) May 29, 2021
you left out the important part!
did it work? was everyone too sad to eat the cake?
— mayo monkey (@sadgaynoises) May 30, 2021
Some drew parallels with their own three-year-olds.
Kids are funny! My grand daughter wanted a poop emoji themed birthday party last year pic.twitter.com/Cut9t39QNk
— Just Andrea (@Andee_Stewart) May 29, 2021
My nephew turns 3 today and asked for an animal themed cake / party because he doesn’t like people. Which I mean, is fair. pic.twitter.com/Zpyz6NadLL
— Haydon Strable (@hstrabzz) May 30, 2021
When my son turned 3 he requested a cake themed for “the diver man that takes Nemo” . 3 year olds are the best! pic.twitter.com/IOSXsbFE3K
— Angela (@angelaturgeon) May 30, 2021
Some talked about their own renditions of this tear-jerking scene from the movie.
Perfection! Reminds me of an installation I did at the Disney Store in Anaheim… pic.twitter.com/g9Vary2L75
— Adam S. (is 2/2 vaxxed) (@CucamongaDuke) May 29, 2021
I literally just left the park where my 3yo daughter was making me play “long live the king” for the billionth time. She climbs up the slide pleading “brother help me” then i repel her down. It’s amazing how much small children seem to love this murder scene
— Dammy🧋🐓 (@DamDamDammy) May 29, 2021
Others were just in awe of the intricate detailing by the bakery.
I need a stern talk with whoever made this claw mark, this is what I call too much attention to detail 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/QqqnZSxKW8
— Wannabrony 🇭🇰🇨🇦 (@wannabrony) May 29, 2021
The cake was made by Thirsty Whale bakery, a small bakery in Minneapolis in the US.
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