It seems stupid that a cake composed of buttercream frosting, sugar and a bunch of eggs can become a landmine. But in relationships that are past their sell-by date, that’s exactly what happens. I know, because the Curse of the Cake happened to me! The post-birthday break-up rates right after the pre-holiday period (people want to bail before Thanksgiving and avoid half-hearted gifts and New Year’s Eve) and post-Valentine’s Day as the most treacherous time for relationships on rocky ground. Often after celebrating a tradition together, couples find out that they have wildly different expectations.