Stephen: Ashlie’s going to the hairdresser's to get her hair done before tonight, which leaves me just enough time to sort out dessert. It’s a bit of a surprise for Ashlie. I thought I might get her a nice cake.
Stephen: Hello there.
Woman: How are you, sir? How can I help you?
Stephen: I’m looking for a cake for my sister’s birthday. Do you have any birthday cakes?
Woman: Yes, of course we do. We have a selection in here. If you’d like to choose one?
Stephen: I like the look of that one. What kind is that?
Woman: It’s a chocolate mousse.
Stephen: Can I write a message on it?
Woman: Yes of course. I’ll just get the chef for you.
Stephen: Thank you very much indeed.
Woman: You’re welcome. Thank you.
Stephen: Can I have a go? I’ll try and do a flower.
Stephen: Right. That’s pudding sorted – I need to get home. I’m running a bit late. So I’d better hurry!
Stephen thinks: "This is a disaster! I'm glad I've got a back up plan."
Stephen: Great! See you in a bit. This isn’t going well. My food looks terrible. I don’t think any of this is edible.
Ashlie: Hi Stephen.
Stephen: Oh no, Ashlie’s here.
Stephen: Oh Happy Birthday Ash!
Ashlie: Thank you.
Stephen: Come in. Hi guys, you alright?
Ashlie: How’s it going? How are my tasty Dim Sums coming along?
Stephen: The food’s going... err… Well, it’s been hard work, but it’s looking, OK.
Ashlie: Good, well, I'll just pop this in the fridge, then...
Stephen: No! Don’t go in there....
Ashlie: What? Why not?
Stephen: Because I don’t like anyone watching me when I’m cooking. And it’s a complete mess in there.
Ashlie: Er... OK!
Stephen: I’ll get that!
Ashlie: Well who’s that? Everybody’s here already.
Stephen: That... That is your surprise.
Ashlie: My surprise?
Stephen: Yes, your surprise.
Ashlie: I’ve got a surprise guys. I wonder what it is. Shall we sit and have some food then…
Stephen: Thank you. You’ve saved my life.
Ashlie: Wow! Stephen. That was really amazing. That tasted almost as good as the food we had in that restaurant earlier.
Stephen: Er... yeah.
Ashlie: Haven’t I seen this somewhere before, though?
Stephen: The guys in the restaurant were really helpful. I followed the recipe and I’m glad you like it.
Ashlie: So, what’s my surprise?
Stephen: Er... well, I made you a birthday cake!
Ashlie: Wow Stephen, that’s amazing! You have been busy, haven’t you?
Stephen: Nothing’s too good for my sister.
Ashlie: Did you say that you made this cake?
Stephen: Yeah, why?
Ashlie: Well it just... it seems to have a label saying, ‘Hand-made in London'... it's the thought that counts.