I have a confession to make. This might shock a lot of people, but hey I’m putting it out there. Yes, you already know that I enjoy being in the kitchen. You may or may not know that I’m somewhat known to be a good baker too. But, what you may not know is that I don’t like cake or pie. I don’t think I have ever even made a true pie… ever.
Now, I am not saying that I don’t ever eat pie or cake, I will, but I don’t choose it. I’ll have pie on holidays, or from the Soregel’s, a local orchard, that makes a really good pie. But, typically I’m good with one slice… yep thanks I’m good for a while now.
As for cake, that I have made. For years I made the boys’ cakes for their birthdays. And when I say I made cakes… I made cakes!
But, I don’t like cake. I was a kindergarten teacher for years. This means lots of cupcakes around. When you send in cupcakes for your child’s birthday often times they take them to the other teachers as well. The kids are always shocked when I say “No thank you.” In my own class, I’ve often had to say “I’ll eat mine while you are at special area or after school.” Then just toss it or give it to Blake. (Colby doesn’t eat cake either)
Blake loves chocolate cake, preferably with chocolate frosting. I always make him Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” cake, this frosting is THE BEST THING EVER! Colby doesn’t eat cake, but usually wants his cakes made of vanilla cake. I have also made him cookie cakes over the years. Richard prefers brownies over cake.
Maybe that is why I like Christmas desserts the best. Thanksgiving is for pies, but Christmas is all about the cookies. I like to bake cookies. I think its the perfectly portioned dessert. There are sooooo many combinations you can choose from. What is there not to love about cookies?
So there you have it. I’m a person who loves to bake, but doesn’t like two baked goods that most people enjoy and think of as a celebration item. I will never be able to go onto a baking show because I can’t/don’t make these two items (not that I’d EVER go on one of those shows). Oh well… muffins, quick breads, bread, brownies, cookies…. I’ll stick with these.
Do you like cake and pie? What is your favorite baked good? Which is your favorite holiday baked good?