Johns Hopkins University
I guarantee I can make you the perfect cake. Not just a delicious cake, or an overly expensive looking cake – I'll make one you'll have to love because it will reflect you as an individual. It's a pretty rare talent, the skills for which took me years of playing with various sugary substances to acquire. A single cake can take more than ten hours work, spanned over a few days to finish. I know it's time well spent once the cake it eaten, completely gone – then it is visual art and edible art, all the more memorable for its ephemeral nature. I've made a wedding cake that combined whimsical humor with earthy beauty, a match for the bride I'd never met in person. Family, charity, friends, friends of friends – I've made cakes for them all.
The only person I've refused to make a cake for is myself. If the personality determines the design, then what cake could be easier than my own? It's not a lack self awareness that stops me, but an overwhelming amount of knowledge. A cake for myself would have to be ultimate, all-encompassing; anything less would leave me unsatisfied. Just to imagine it is a daunting task....
First off, flavors need to be chosen. This means, as always, hitting the recipe book shelf. Sitting on the floor...
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