My five year old does not like cup cakes. Her friends consider her “weird”. Chances are they have never encountered another person who does not get excited seeing the fluorescent colors and the Nick Jr. themed toppings . Birthdays are for cakes and cupcakes, but my little one stresses out before going for a party because she will have to have a cupcake with icing on it. She also does not want to offend the friend by saying no to a cake. While the other kids are licking off the icing from gorgeously decorated cupcakes in a party, she sits with a sullen face waiting for the icing to be wiped off clean.