August 11, 2009

Cake Expectations

Is it just me, or are great cakes hard to come by? Usually ice cream cakes aren't so bad, but non-ice-cream cakes really offend me, only because I know how wonderful they can be—and most of the cakes in so-called great bakeries just don't cut it. I'm nearly always disappointed by: A) the anorexic build of a $5 slice, B) overly sweet, artificial taste, C) the fact that there's more frosting than cake, or D) heck, sometimes all of the above and then some.

Fortunately, tea helps make any subpar cake more attractive to the palate. You know what they say: If the cake's a 2 at 10, it'll be a 10 at 2, as long as you've had many a draught...er, pot of tea. Currently I am indulging in a slice of homemade yogurt loaf with one huge mug of green tea. One might think of tea as something to be daintily sipped from a petite teacup and saucer. Pinkies down. Not my style—the glutton in me can't help it. I like my tea in excess; the bigger the mug, the better.

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