February 19, 2008

Cake thoughts

Somewhere along the way when you are hacking up seven sheet cakes and stirring icing and cramming action figures into icing, you realizes that the image you have held in your mind of what the cake will be is not remotely what the cake actually is. At this moment you can choose to freak out or you can think in terms of Peter Reynold's great book, Ish, and understand that the cake before you is a cakeish image of what you were aiming for and that ishness is good enough. When you reach that state, you are in the cake zen zone, a blissful place equaled perhaps only by dark chocolate.

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