Everyone's calling 2016 the great Dumpster Fire of history, but lets be rational, minions: that's hardly fair to dumpsters OR fires.
Besides, even though lots of bad things happened this year, and even though we've lost way too many of our favorite celebrities, let's not forget that 2016 ALSO gave these cake fans exactly what they asked for:
"Because we want to really emphasize the 40 part. Women love that."
And finally, as it turns out, they actually CAN make a cake look exactly like your picture:
Thanks to Andy W., Phyllis M., Chris T., Margaret S., Sue M., Sylvia C., & Sarah O. for giving 2016 a photo finish.