Of course there aren't. Did she really think I would buy 45 candles to put on my cake so that it would appear to be afire. I didn't want any candles on my cake, but we compromised with a tall candle for each decade and short candles for each additional year.
She was lucky to have any candles to use. I don't always remember those details. One year we got ready for a birthday celebration and realized there were no birthday candles on hand. Living here has its limitations. You can't just run out to the store because they close by 5 p.m., except for the grocery store which closes at 7. Until just recently, all stores were closed on Sunday. Now the quick stop, grocery store, and the new Dollar General stay open on Sunday but with shorter hours (I doubt you needed all that information). Anyway, I used emergency candles on one of my children's cakes.
I shouldn't tell things like that. Y'all will think I don't have my act together. Though once stylized with some additional decorations, the candles didn't look out of place at all. I still feel a smidgen of guilt. Okay, a good bit of guilt. Mothers really should think to buy candles and decorations. Last night we had real birthday candles left over from Princess's birthday.
Does it look like someone put their finger on my frosting. I see a telltale indentation to the right that I didn't notice until I saw the picture. I think I'll have that defective piece of cake for breakfast. I wouldn't want bacteria from a child's finger to contaminate the rest of the cake.