Our friend Bill made a very topical birthday cake for our friend Lynn. It was inspired by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (The base was cheesecake, coated in blue food coloring. The oil was blueberry sauce.)
The black vial contained Jägermeister, which was about as hard to get anyone to drink as the oil slick in the gulf.
Elliot sympathized with the marine creatures — the cake prompted him to make his lip-smacking "fish noise" for several minutes. Perhaps our children will be better environmental stewards than we were.