Romney posts video showing him blowing out birthday candles on Twinkie cake

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyWar of words at the White House GOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' Club for Growth to run ads in Utah attacking Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' MORE (R-Utah) celebrated his birthday Tuesday with staff bringing him a cake made out of Twinkies, but video showed him using a unique method to blow out the candles.

Romney posted a video to Twitter showing himself celebrating his 72nd birthday by blowing out his birthday candles one-by-one.

"These are all wishes I'm getting," Romney says as he picks the candles off the cake individually to blow them out. "All these wishes." 

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At one point, Romney appears to realize the one-at-a-time approach may not be working, quipping "this is never going to work" as he continues removing the candles.

The video quickly went viral online, with some Twitter users speculating that the freshman senator opted for his unique method to avoid getting germs on the cake. Others speculated that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee may have been wary of blowing over the Twinkies.

Romney told TMZ on Tuesday that his unique method for blowing out the candles was due to the fact he has a cold and did not want to spread germs.

"I have a bit of a cold and I didn't want to spray my germs all over the twinkies for everybody else to eat," he said.