Cake? Cake?! Did someone say, “Cake”??!!!
I suppose just about everyone loves cake. How could you not with the many different varieties at our fingertips. There is pound cake, short cake, coffee cake, ice cream cake, pudding cake, cheesecake and the ever present Christmas fruit cake. Additionally you can choose from chocolate, vanilla, lemon and strawberry flavors to name a few. With all of this diversity it isn’t surprising that people enjoy cake.
When I say that I enjoy cake that is what I actually mean. I enjoy the cake, especially if the cake is moist and fresh. I don’t really need any frosting, just let me eat cake. However, that isn’t the case with everyone. You see recently I signed up for a twitter account. I started following people I know and looking at the tweets my friends received from other people. In this way I was able to locate many new and interesting people that I could follow as well. This one person in particular, let’s just call her pianoeditor, would tweet – Cake? Cake?! Did someone say, “Cake”??!!! – everytime someone would mention cake. Thus I made the assumption that pianoeditor liked cake. That is until a mutual twitterpal tweeted about having strawberry shortcake for dessert. I tweeted back something to the effect of “Shhhhhhh don’t let pianoeditor hear you say that as she loves cake". Boy did I have egg (an ingredient in cake) on my face when I was promptly informed by pianoeditor that “Cake is but a delivery vehicle for FROSTING!!!.” Since strawberry shortcake doesn’t have FROSTING…………….. So I have come to the conclusion that pianoeditor is more interested in the “Icing on the cake”. But then the cake and the icing can live in harmony and most people would prefer them together. Who knows, maybe someday I can show her the inherent goodness of the actual cake and she can show me the inherent goodness of the icing.
So how about you, are you a “Let them eat cake” or an “Icing on the cake” type of person?