Do you have any special traditions on your birthday? For my Mom, she likes poppyseed cake with caramel icing. Her Mom used to make it for her every year, until one year she decided for some crazy reason that peanut butter icing would be much better.
My Mom can’t stand peanut butter.
Needless to say, my Mom didn’t get her special cake for years afterward.
Around 10 years ago, I asked my Mom what her favourite cake was and she told me about the poppyseed cake with caramel frosting. At first I thought it sounded kind of weird, but once I tasted it, I understood why it was her favourite.