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To be honest, I understand that things happen and that not everything can go perfectly smoothly. And she seemed so emotional every time I spoke to her, so I feel like I'm being horrible to be upset with her, but really... there's nothing wrong with saying that if your cake doesn't arrive, something has gone very wrong, right? As one of my friends put it, "It's not like it's ruined the whole night, but the cake has just added a whole extra stress that didn't need to be there".
But, you know, on the bright side it was a lovely night, we had plenty of fun, and I told some of our guests that the cake table without a cake on it was just a big Portal shout-out.