I only put half of the sugar in the yellow cake, tasting, of course, to confirm it still was simply sweet.
I chose to follow the frosting recipe's sweetness exactly to make up for the milder yellow cake.
Our company brought dinner: the most incredible Indian cuisine I've had.
And ended with cake that was rich in cocoa, not necessarily in sweetness.
The best part for me (besides getting my hands on a large piece of cake) was seeing Caroline pull out a birthday card for our guest with her own birthday message to him, completely of her own accord.