She was so excited about her birthday, and the anticipation grew all day till she finally saw her cake in the evening.
Because it's hard to do gifts here, I like to make the cake special for them.
Cherlise wanted a rabbit cake, but I kept it a surprise for her till we brought it out.
She was... "well-pleased" seems to be an understatement...
The "icing on the cake" was being able to cut and serve the cake with everyone looking on.