Tonight I'm making a small wedding cake for delivery tomorrow morning. Of course, I'd like to be further along on it than I am, but that's my life! I'm taking a break while some things cool, and others warm up, so I can share a few things with you.
A good friend of mine recently (ok, it really wasn't all that recent) suggested that I read a book called, "Eat Cake" by Jeanne Ray. She said it was a really great book and she thought the similarities between my situation and the main character's were amazing.
So, I finally found a few minutes when I could have some quiet time reading. I've only had time to make it through the first chapter, but so far, I LOVE it! At this point, I'd gladly recommend it to any "foodie". I've already found a favorite passage to share with you all, which seems to speak perfectly to my dessert-laden heart.
" Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn't, she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn't a person with discipline, that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don't eat the whole cake. You don't eat cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it s offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that's safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what's served on the happiest days of your life."
Gotta go stir the raspberry filling that's cooking on the stove. . . .and nibble on the cake crumbs!