I hope that the kid really doesn’t like cake and not the parents being cheap enough to ruin his birthday. If no money was the case,then they could have saved it to buy him a cake..I feel really sorry for him if that was the case.
I doubt it’s a money issue. It costs around $5 for the ingredients to bake a cake (boxed cake mix, frosting, eggs, oil). The kid probably wanted a whole thing of ice cream for his birthday. I would take ice cream over cake any day.
Maybe he has a gluten intolerance. As for poverty…’saving up’ is a hard thing to do when you’re poor, because you have so many needs for the small amount you have. There ARE people who DO have to make a choice between ice cream, cake, and present. Let’s not blame them for ‘spoiling’ their child’s birthday.
Parents these days go way overboard for their kids birthdays anyway. He will look back fondly thinking of his ice cream “cake” while Billy Shitpants totally forgets about his 10 ft tall cake with a clown dancing around it. Poverty creates better memories.