Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Day 21...the Day AFTER my birthday, we discuss cake.

I've heard that people are either "pie" people or "cake" people.  I think it's sort of like people are either dog people or cat people.  And maybe people like both, but there's one that really clicks with them and the other they tolerate or even enjoy...just to a lesser extent.

I'm a cake person.  Pie is fine.  I like pie.  But I prefer cake.  To continue with the cat person/dog person analogy.  If cake people are like cat people, I'd be relatively happy to be living in a house full of cakes when I'm old and infirm. 

That said, I only want one piece of cake.  I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so although I like cake...I'm done after one piece.  I don't want one tomorrow, or the next day or the next day...maybe the day after that. 

So last week when my mom asked if I wanted any special dessert for my birthday, I said cookies.  Because I'll eat a cookie a day every day for the rest of my life.

Anyway...back to cake:

There's only one way to describe well made cake..."moist".  I hate that word.  What is another word that we could use to describe the correct-bakedness of cake? 

The cake was ..."humid"
The cake was ..."muggy"
The cake was ..."clammy"
The cake was ..."dank"
The cake was ...""...I don't know.  There's just no good word for a moist cake that doesn't use the word moist.

Sooooooo....moving forward...moltulous.  The cake was spongy and moltulous.  Bang!  Done!

I took this picture of me "surprised" at seeing my birthday cookie complete with candle.  It's a shitty selfie, in no small part because you can't actually SEE the birthday cookie and also it's out of focus.  And there's some weird thing going on near my eye that doesn't happen in nature.  I should have given myself more arm and focused...but I was just so surprised!!  Also, I swear the flame on the candle was normal sized, not inferno-class.

oh my god!  for me??  You shouldn't have!


  1. You look like you're trying to inhale the life force from the cookie. I'm a pie kinda gal. Looooove me some pie.

    1. pie is just alright with me
      pie is just alright oh yeah
      pie is just alright with me
      pie is just alright OH YEAHHHHHHH

  2. Mmmm... Cake. Non butt shaped cake.
    And cookies.

    I like this post, even if you look deranged in the pic.

  3. Ice cream

    Hope you had a great birthday!

  4. Cake all the way. But could eat handfuls of cookies daily along with... another piece of ...cake.. too bad so sad. Those cake eating, cooking stuffing days are... gone. Sigh..;-)

  5. If it's a really spectacularly awesome carrot cake (sans nuts, and with cream cheese frosting with HALF the normal allotment of sugar) then I'll eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've done it, in fact. Luckily M abets me in this.

    Pie? I'm a fan, so long as the crust is good, and there is a good crust-to-filling ratio. Basically, I like pie crust. I could happily just eat pie crust all the time. Maybe with a little jam or lemon curd if I'm feeling fancy.

    I also like cookies... but we've gone to great lengths (freezing cookie dough in individual portions) so that we can just cook up the number we want, any time we want. Though to be honest, that's less about restraint and more about not enjoying cookies as much when they aren't fresh out of the oven.