Okay here is the chowhound challenge for the day. We will be hosting a birthday dinner for friends this weekend and they are bringing some elderly relatives visiting from Italy. From what I can gather these relatives are pretty set in their ways, and not to open to trying new things. I would like to serve a birthday type cake for desert and wondered if anyone has any suggestions for what would traditionally be served at an italian birthday party, and where to get something. We like in the riverdale area so something east of yonge, south of bloor would be ideal although having said that, we are willing to travel. Any and all ideas welcome.