I have offered pretty much every close friend of mine to make the cake for her/his kid's birthday. Some have taken the offer and some have refused it for their own reason. When they do take my offer, I have three questions for them. How many people does it need to feed, what should be the flavor of the cake and what is the theme?
They usually go with what their child likes the most. This time, I offered to make the cake for a friend's son's birthday. When I asked him what he wants, he said 'Car Cake'. I had made a car cake for him last year. You can see the details here.
It is a two vanilla flavored 13 X 9 cakes put side by side, torted and filled with strawberry buttercream and frosted with buttercream. You can check out different frostings in this post.