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Or perhaps you had loftier ideas - like Edmund Kingsley and Anna Morrissey's daughter, who apparently requested a cake depicting the beheading of Anne Boleyn. Of course!
Edmund told BuzzFeed News: "She said, 'Well, my friend is getting unicorns, but I think what I'd really like is Henry VIII executing Anne Boleyn with Elizabeth I watching.'"
Tomorrow we'll have a six year old, and like so many girls her age she insisted on a cake depicting the future Queen Elizabeth I witnessing the execution of Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII pic.twitter.com/4HC5khHjur
- Edmund Kingsley (@KingsleyEdmund) May 29, 2021
The extremely niche cake is of course unavailable at the bakery aisle at Morrisons, so the couple had to spend three days toiling over the Tudor-themed celebratory treat.
The request may seem a little random, to say the least, but Edmund wasn't that surprised. He'd seen his daughter's interest in Boleyn and her bonce piqued during a Christmas holiday trip to Hampton Court.
He explained: "They had an ice skating rink at Hampton Court. That was like our big Christmas treat. We took the children ice skating there.
"I think that's where the seed was sown, seeing that castle and having a really fun day there. She just got really into the story of his big, fat, horrible king who had six wives."
He continued: "During lockdown, there was lots of Horrible Histories because of good old CBBC.
"When our brains were fried from doing too much home-schooling, we'd rely on CBBC to do some of the work as well, and Horrible Histories is fantastic. What those guys do is so brilliant."
In case you haven't spent lockdown swotting up on your history, horrible or otherwise, Boleyn was the former Queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII, who was beheaded in 1536 after being charged with adultery, incest, and treason.
Yeah, this really screams 'sixth birthday celebration', doesn't it?
The occasion was celebrated in the park with friends last weekend, and the now headline-grabbing cake was proudly on display.
Edmund shared a snap on Twitter and it went viral, racking up more than 21,000 likes.
The comments revealed there was a whole lot of love out there for the cake, which seemingly isn't as unusual as you might think.
My children made me a Macbeth cake for my birthday! pic.twitter.com/Ym6MtFJirz
- Fiona Fidler-Calvin (@BabyFidz) May 30, 2021
One person said: "I absolutely adore this!! I was a huge fan of the Tudors at that age and had Henry VIII, all 6 wives and Elizabeth I made out of sindy type dolls by my mum's very creative friend. Your daughter is clearly a kindred spirit."
Another added: "Exactly the age I got obsessed with Anne Boleyn. What a great cake and obviously awesome little girl!"
Perhaps Morrisons should look into whether an Anne Boleyn beheading cake could make a viable product after all.
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