My mum called me up on the morning of my birthday. Here is a rouch transcript of how our conversation went as remembered by me.
MUM: Happppppy birthday, happpppy birthday.
ME: Hiiii mum.
MUM: what are you doing today?
ME: I'm going to the zoo.
MUM: (sings) I'm going to the zooo oo ooo are you going to come too oo ooo? Are you going to sing the zoo song.
ME: is that a real song?
MUM: yes. what kind of birthday cake do you want.
ME: banana cake.
MUM: what?? I don't know how to make a banana cake. what kind?
ME: one with bananas and toffee and cream and bananas in the middle Just don't make me banana BREAD okay mum. or chocolate cake. I definitely do not want chocolate cake. I could accept a pavlova but don't get a bloody meringue base from sainsburys and squirt some cream on it and throw some fruit on it.
MUM: hahaha that is what I was going to do.
I saw my mum the next day for my birthday meal and cake.
This is what I got.
It's a loaf of banana bread with buttercream icing on the top. It's pretty tasty with some butter spread on it though.