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Tulsa boy designs cake that goes viral

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 19:43:28-05

TULSA--If this Tulsa cake artist got a dollar every time someone 'liked' one of her creations on social media, she'd be rich. But no one was happier with her recent birthday surprise than her 7-year-old client.

"It tasted really awesome and it had mints on it," said Oliver Sipes.
 
The best thing about Sipes' birthday cake was that he designed every inch of it.
 
"It has Star Wars figures on it with candy canes," said Sipes.
 
Sipes' parents say he drew a picture of his dream cake, so they sent it to Alyvia Munos, an accountant at a Downtown restaurant. 
 
"The baking takes the longest, and we stacked two layers for each tier. It gets pretty tall, so it's pretty unstable," said Munos.
 
Munos made an almost exact replica of Sipes' cake, complete with a hole in the middle.
 
"I used a cup and put that through the cake so that it wouldn't collapse," said Munos.
 
Sipes' had no idea what his parents had planned. 
 
"We had our family gathered around for his birthday. My husband set it in front of him and he was so excited. It was really cute," said Sipes' mother. 
 
The birtday boy's cake was so cute, it went viral. Munos' work was posted on social media, getting more than one million likes. National media and bloggers picked up on the story.
 
Sipes loved the cake, but he's not so wild about all the attention. Oliver's mom tells 2 Works For You he's wanted to be a cook since he was 3 years old. 
 
Now he's focused on a specialty-baking cakes. 
 

 

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