That is why I poured a glass of this! I was getting so stressed. With my apron on, I felt very domestic and retro, so I decided to use black and white for the photos.
The wine bottle also came in handy for the cooling process, which the cookbook stated I had to immediately invert the cake for cooling on a bottle or funnel for at least 2 hours.
Jack reminded me all day that we needed to have 4 candles for his cake. He also wished all those who called him yesterday a Happy Birthday. Then we dimmed the lights, lit the candles and sang. Just our little family, gathered around the table, all smiling.