“THE ICING ON THE CAKE”
Are all very creative people, esp. designers, like this when it comes to icing a cake?
“I’ve never done this before”, he said, “do I need a recipe? ”
So he pulled out an old copy of The Joy of Cooking from my cookbook collection. A reprint edition from 1965. He actually looked up icing; read through several recipes in your basic ‘how to make icing’ category, and decided to select ingredients from each of 3 different recipes (all items that he could find in the pantry…..no shopping for special ingredients required….)
Me muttering: “running before you can walk……invent before you know the basics…..”
The concoction was brought to a slow boil and stirred in one of my professional copper pots……
“This isn’t hard…….So how do I put this on (the carrot cake that I had baked….)? “Freeform OK…? Oops, it kind of blurped out a little bit there…… Wow, it cures much quicker than epoxy…..! How am I going to cover that last bit? Mmmm; maybe forget the cake and just lick the icing out of the pot?”
It looked really interesting; original, extremely freeform yet sort of designed…..And it tasted fab “Maybe I’ll try this again; how about… bake another cake?”