Srila Prabhupada Birthday Western style
Govinda: When we were in Montreal it was Srila Prabhupada's birthday and I decided to celebrate it like Westerners do by baking a two-layer cake. I frosted it, put a bunch of candles on it, lit them all and then brought it into his room. His eyes were big with surprise to see me carrying a flaming cake and he said, "Oh?" I put it on the altar, offered it, then brought it over to him and said, "Srila Prabhupada, this is how we celebrate birthdays in America. If you blow out all the candles, you can make a wish." He blew out all the candles and then I said, "You don't have to tell anybody what you wished for." He said, "I wish only for Krishna's Service." Then we enjoyed the cake, Western style.
Reference: Memories Anecdotes of a Modern Day Saint - Volume 3
Author: Siddhanta Dasa