We celebrate in the traditional way, with cake and candles. Sort of. Not being organized folk, we never have matches when we need them. What we do have is a blowtorch. It has become our custom to light birthday cake candles with the blowtorch, in a sort of Red Green nod to home handiness.
And our lack of orderliness means that we’re unexpectedly out of candles. Lucky I’ve been cleaning the basement, so I know where the Halloween candles are. Birthday tradition saved, and enhanced.
The cake upholds another trashy tradition, that of the store-bought box mix served straight out of the baking pan. I draw the line at canned frosting, however. It’s gotta be homemade.