I think, mankind doesn’t eat enough cake anymore.
And by cake I mean the good old-fashioned kind of cake. The one where you cut a piece, YOUR piece, off. The one you share with others. Possibly even while sitting around a table, having a meal with people you like, perhaps celebrating a special occasion.
(Carrie Bradshaw voice) Is it possible that the cupcake craze is a metaphor for what is going on in our society? That we are not willing to share anymore but want the whole cake just for ourselves? That we wanna grab our cake, schlep it to a place were we are all alone and gobble the whole thing down like a troglodyte?* After all, that’s what a cupcake is, right? Think about it..
However, I didn’t mean to write this post to share my deep, dark, bitter thoughts about the downfall of society and its reflection in cupcakes. My intention was to write about the beauty of birthday cakes and how happy the thought of it makes me!
I truly believe that certain occasions call for cake. Birthdays are such occasions. And weddings.
So, when I found out that my lovely friend Rebecca was celebrating her 65th birthday, I felt the sudden urge to bake her a cake ( it also made a good, long overdue new post). Of course I was fully unprepared, but by now I have some go-to recipes that always work and are fast and easy to make. I decided to make a quick chocolate cake with a peanut butter filling and some candied peanuts. Chances are, you have all necessary ingredients at home.
Of course, Rebecca never asked me for a cake. Maybe she doesn’t even want it. But that’s not my problem. She gets a freakin’ cake because it’s her effing birthday. Period.
And maybe, hopefully, she finds someone to sit down and share it with. That would make me really happy.
The cake dictatress (that’s moi) says:
SHARE YOUR CAKE, MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE! Period. Period.