My wife, Sandra, agreed to make a birthday cake for our friend, Mealia, who is not only gay but is from Kansas and loves The Wizard of Oz.

As it turns out, I think, this is the birthday cake every lesbian and gay person needs. Here’s a picture of this piece of culinary genius, so you can all start planning for your own birthdays. (And no, that isn’t an actual pair of ruby slippers. It’s a photo that has been cut out and attached to the cake with toothpicks.)