[Grammar] About Past Perfect Tense

corta

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"I met my hubby when we were both deployed overseas. The chow hall at our camp had this AMAZING chocolate cake that they served every few weeks. On my birthday he got me a WHOLE chocolate cake, and had somehow found frosting and wrote "Happy Birthday SunShinesForMe".

why is past perfect tense used for the part "had somehow found frosting " please tell me. thanks.
 
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Tdol

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Finding the frosting occurred before giving the cake.
 
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