The birthday quest was indeed an odd subplot for a Star Trek series, and seemed more appropriate for one of those teenaged girls shows I never watched. I'm sure the cake onstage was delicious for everyone after the shoot, but I'd never seen pineapple cake as shown here. I was expecting pineapple upside down cake.
I'm trying to think how you could infuse the maximum amount of pineapple flavour into a cake. I like hummingbird cake because of the pineapple but it could always do with having MORE pineapple.