The table was set, with everything from macarons to giant marshmallow lollipops delivered from all corners of the Candy Kingdom. And don’t forget the cake!
It was a special cake, Princess Bubblegum had used all her science knowledge to create it. It even had special powers… She giggled, thinking this would be the best birthday ever.
All the princess needed was her guests!
From outside the room Princess Bubblegum heard a loud “Oh my GLOB!”
“Oh they’re here!” She exclaimed in excitement.
The whole gang had arrived! Finn and Jake shoved past Marceline to reach the candy-covered table first, and Lumpy Space Princess went straight for the marshmallows.
“This is lumping awesome, PB!” Lumpy Space Princess said through a mouthful of marshmallows, “You know I love marshmallows – their squishy lumps make me think of Lumpy Space. Which is kinda lame, but like not as lame everywhere else in Ooo.”
Princess Bubblegum beamed, before turning on Finn and Jake (who were shovelling sour candy into their mouths at an alarming rate).
“Finn!” Cried Princess Bubblegum, “You and Jake are being rude! You haven’t even wished me a happy birthday yet! You just want to eat all the candy.”
“I-I’m sorry, princess!” Said Finn, “I’ve just never seen so much delicious candy before!”
Princess Bubblegum folded her arms and looked at Finn. “Well?” She asks expectantly, “Is there anything you want to say, Finn?”
Finn cleared his throat.
“Princess Bubblegum,” Finn began, “I want to say Happy Birthday to you! You are the smartest, prettiest princess in the land of Ooo and I am honoured to be your hero! …Can I eat some more candy now, or…?”
Finn looked at Princess Bubblegum hopefully.
“Oh Finn!” Princess Bubblegum exclaimed, “You’re too silly, do you know that? But I can’t stay mad at you!”
And Princess Bubblegum leaned over, planting a kiss on Finn’s cheek.
The party was in full swing when Princess Bubblegum climbed onto her chair and called for everyone’s attention.
“Attention everyone! Hello, up here please! Marceline! Stop trying to bury Jake under the popcorn! HEY, JUST LISTEN ALRIGHT?!”
Finally, everyone was quiet and paying attention.
“A week ago, I had a dream.” Princess Bubblegum announced, “In my dream…was a cake. It was like a cupcake, only GINORMOUS! And it had special powers. Whoever cut the cake would be gifted with laser vision for 24 hours. I used my super science skills to make that cake!”
Princess Bubblegum looked around. No one seemed all that excited…
“Don’t you guys get it?!” She exclaimed, “I succeeded! This cake will give laser vision to whoever cuts it first!”
Everyone gasped! “Ooooooooooooooh!” They all said at once.
Princess Bubblegum beamed.
“Jake! Marceline!” Princess Bubblegum ushered Jake the Dog and Marceline the Vampire Queen over to the cake. “Help me blow out the candles first ok?”
“Now,” Princess Bubblegum began excitedly, “It’s time to cut the cake and receive… LASER VISION! Since it’s my birthday, obviously I’m going to cut the cake! Ok, on three…” She picked up the knife.
“Wait a minute,” Marceline interrupted, “that’s not fair! What if the rest of us want laser vision?! I want laser vision!!”
“Well,” Said Princess Bubblegum, frowning, “It’s not your birthday!”
Marceline hissed, “Too bad, gimmie that cake, Bonnibel!”
“Guys, come on!” Finn shouted, “This is so not in the birthday spirit! How about you have a competition, and the winner gets to cut the cake and get laser vision?”
Princess Bubblegum and Marceline looked at each other.
“Well whatever,” said Marceline, "I’m gonna win any contest so that’s fine by me!”
Princess Bubblegum didn't seem convinced, but eventually nodded slowly.
"If it will make you feel better, Finn!" She agreeded. "Let’s have a tug of war, and the winner gets to cut the cake!”
Princess Bubblegum grabbed a marshmallow rope and threw one end to Marceline.
Marceline laughed, and began to pull with all her might!
The tug of war battle went on for ages – a whole 30 seconds passed before Finn and Jake got bored and decided to pass the time with…
A FOOD FIGHT!
Sour candy, macarons and marshmallows were flying everywhere, and still Princess Bubblegum and Marceline battled on!
A stray marshmallow slammed into Marceline’s nose. She howled with surprise, and let go of the rope!
Princess Bubblegum shrieked in triumph, “I WIN, I WIN! Laser vision time, yeah!”
But Marceline was not happy.
“Not faaaiiiirrr!” She wailed. “If I can’t have laser vision…no one can!”
Marceline squished Princess Bubblegum’s face right into the super science birthday cake!
“Oh nnnooooooooo!” Sobbed Princess Bubblegum. “My cake is ruined! I can’t cut this mess! Now I’ll NEVER have laser vision!”
Marceline grabbed the raspberry that was on top of the cake and ate all the red in it. “Delicious!” She said.
“I put the raspberry on top just for you, you know,” Princess Bubblegum admitted sadly.
“Aw,” Marceline smiled, “You’re not so bad, PB!”
“This is the best party ever!” Jake shouted, digging into the destroyed super science birthday cake.
“Uh-huh,” Finn nodded in agreement, “And this cake tastes amazing, PB!”
Bubblegum Princess smiled weakly.
“Yeah I guess,” she said, “I just hope that nothing went wrong when Marceline smashed my cake! It was designed to be cut, not smashed to bits!”
“You know,” Jake said, through a mouthful of mashed up super science birthday cake, “this is the best birthday party I've ever been to.”
Princess Bubblegum smiled. She supposed it was okay if her cake was ruined - as long as her friends were happy!
“Hey Jake,” Finn asked suddenly, “what do you think the princess meant about something going wrong with her science when the cake was smashed?”
Jake shrugged. “I dunno, she’s probably just being paranoid and stuff. Smart people worry too much.”
Somewhere, far away, a robot dinosaur wakes from a long slumber, his eyes itching strangely… He opens his eyes, and discovers he can reduce the rocks in his cave to dust with a single glance! Rising, the robot dinosaur is in awe of his new power.
“Finally,” The robot dinosaur cries, “I have the means to defeat my mortal foe, the giant unicorn!”
Back at Princess Bubblegum's party, Finn was thinking about Jake's words. He had a bad feelings about the super science birthday cake being smashed, but figured Jake was probably right.
“Yeah,” Finn agreed. “It’s probably nothing!”
The End :)