A truck, a tank, a fighter jet; these are all well-known and entirely reasonable things one would expect a Transformer to turn into (and do not pick on the fighter jet one because it can and will find you anywhere). While many folks can remember and recall fun toys of their childhood being made of brightly colored plastic, here we have a vid that shows a transformation with a most unusual material; a birthday cake.

After blowing out the candles, this young birthday boy and his party-going friends get the surprise of their adolescent lives by seeing his cake transform before him. While it was clear that something cool and interesting was on the way with Dad muttering an “ok turn it on” (something probably never heard in the history of birthday cakes ever), the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ heard collectively across the room have almost certainly made this a birthday to remember for years to come.