What should you do with cake leftover, but made by the restaurant for your special occasion?

Four of us went away for my birthday to a lodge. My husband asked them to make a "torte" for me (unbeknownst to me). They made a flourless chocolate cake for me and served it whole after dinner. I served us each a piece but there was quite a bit left over. What should you do with it? Take it home or give the remaining to the servers? I can't believe he asked for that, first of all, nor did he offer to pay for this special request. I really don't feel it is their obligation to make a cake. But they did!

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Birthday Cake
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Birthday Person,

Asking for a special item to be made by your friends but not paying for it isn’t unusual if you are all the best of friends. It is then a gift from everyone. However, an offer of payment should have been made. It is your choice whether you divide up the remaining cake among the four of you or take it with you, but do not offer a gift from friends to the servers. Very bad form.

I hope you had a great time!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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