Pai’s Birthday Cake


I have never been a fan of birthday cake. I remember celebrating friends' birthdays as a kid when they invited me to places like Chuck E. Cheese or the local bounce house. The cake was always revered as the party's pinnacle, and the sight of its pink and blue icing flowers tantalized me. Yet when I tried it, the cake would disappoint me. I found the icing gloppy, the cream boring, and the cake dry. I would never truly understand the wonder of a birthday cake until I was twenty years old. It took me a trip halfway around the [...]