“Well, I’m officially thirteen”.
That’s what my sweet niece Ashlynn put on her Facebook status first thing this morning.
We celebrated with a little family party of cake with homemade ice cream and chocolate syrup.
That is, after we got the cake situation straightened out.
My mom had ordered a cake from the local Supermarket Bakery. I was to pick it up after school today. All I knew is that is cost $17 and something and it was chocolate with chocolate icing.
So after school, Ash and I bebopped into the store and said we were there to pick up a birthday cake for Ashlynn. The lady said, “This zebra cake turned out so good.”
“What kind of cake did you say?” I asked as she placed a small white cake box on the counter and opened it up to reveal a very small round white cake with zebra icing that read “Happy Birthday Ashlynn”.
Ashlynn mumbled something about that she thought it was going to have flowers all over it, and I took the cake with a smile. My mom must have changed her mind, I rationalized. We paid for the cake, $17 and something and went home to my mother’s house.
“This is not what I ordered,” mom stated as we showed her the cake. ” I ordered a chocolate sheet cake with chocolate icing and flowers.”
We couldn’t believe how badly the bakery had messed up, but a cake’s a cake and no one was crying over it.
The cake was rather adorable and we learned later in the day that our cousin was coming over and had made Ashlynn a rainbow cake. Add that to the 6 pack of cupcakes we picked up after seeing the size of the zebra cake, and we knew there would be plenty for everyone.
Right before the party, a friend came over and mom was telling her about how badly the bakery had screwed up her order, and then she said, “There must be another girl named Ashlynn having a birthday today.”
I said, “Oh, there can’t be. What are the odds of that happ…..” I barely got the words out of my mouth when I shouted. “There is another girl name Ashlynn that has this same birthday. She goes to my school. A fourth grader I think.”
So we called the bakery, and sure enough there was a chocolate sheet cake with chocolate icing and flowers that read “Happy Birthday Ash” waiting on us to come and pick up.
I then rushed to the bakery and made the cake switch.
Now what are the odds of that happening?