The reason you should never put 56 candles on a small cake (it's on a salad plate).
Place Setting with cake on table Al reading Birthday card
Close up of Cake 56 candles lit
Melted icing on cake
Yes it set the smoke alarm off and melted the top of the cake. No it did not burn the hair off Al's head - it was already gone. After the shock we had a good laugh. LOL