This 3-year-old girl has hilarious reason for requesting morbid 'Lion King' birthday cake 1 year ago

This 3-year-old girl has hilarious reason for requesting morbid 'Lion King' birthday cake

You got to hand it to her – she had a valid point.

A birthday cake request from a three-year-old girl went viral this week when pictures of her birthday cake were posted online by her family.

Leona, who was celebrating turning three, had asked that her cake depicted a very specific scene from her favourite movie, The Lion King. The scene? When Mufasa, Sima's dad, fell off a cliff and was trampled to death by a hoard of buffaloes.

Sounds morbid? Well, little Leona had a reason for her rather strange request.

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“Everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me," Leona said, according to a Twitter post by her uncle, Casey Feigh.

"Leona is hilarious and quirky,” her mother, Alison Feigh, explained in an interview with "TODAY" Digital. “She's also a very empathetic, sweet kid.”

Leona's cookies-and-cream-flavored cake, made by Thirsty Whale Bakery in Minneapolis, was designed to show her favourite scent from the 1994 Disney classic – scene, claw marks and all.

Her mother explains she was so embarrassed to tell the bakery of her daughter's strange cake request, she actually e-mailed instead of calling.

"I actually emailed them because I was too embarrassed to call," Feigh explained.

"I was like, ‘I’ll just put it in writing and click send. The worst they can say is no.’”