There are times as teenager you get feelings that horrible things at waiting just out of sight. And that terrible events will occur just as you are about to do something personally momentous. Just to steal your thunder, or spite you. Like you get a good mark in a test, and come home all a glow and find out the cat had kittens.
And somethings you feel that personal events like your birthday are great portents of doom. And here is what nearly happened on one of mine!
That would have made the cake something of a disappointment.