I have a sweet tooth. Or perhaps sweet teeth is more apt.
I like chocolate and cake and candy and ice cream and all things sweet.
I have never understood people that don't have a sweet tooth.
Which brings me to my brother. Who always passes on dessert. Doesn't matter what kind.
So for a milestone birthday, one has to be creative.
Hence a meat dessert.
That has an air of celebration about it.
Bake your favorite meatloaf or meatball recipe in individual portions in a cupcake tin (skip the liner, it will just get greasy). Bake, remove from pan and set them to cool on a wire rack.
Place on a pretty plate, platter or cake stand.
Whip up your favorite mashed potatoes and scoop into a piping bag (once they are cool enough to handle or use a kitchen towel to hold the piping bag).
Frost (realizing that it would have been wise to whip out all the lumps ahead of time).
Sprinkle/push in diced colorful bell peppers and thinly sliced scallions into the mashed potato frosting (in lieu of chocolate sprinkles).
Top with candles.