Okay, I broke down and joined Pinterest. Sure, I have loads of free time to spend there. And why haven’t we developed a sarcasm font yet? It made sense to pin books I’ve read (or written) and stuff like that, then I discovered the cakes.
If you’ve ever been to my Pinterest boards (http://pinterest.com/steelestories/) and scrolled all the way to the bottom of my cakes page, you’ll see a rainbow unicorn. It’s a cake, people! I saw that beautiful unicorn long before I joined Pinterest and I was stunned. If you know anything about me, you know I’m not the domestic goddess type. I know (theoretically) what an iron is for and I have a kitchen, it came with the house. But I do not bake and when I have to, I do not decorate with any style. Canned icing is actually quite good, thank you very much.
Maybe that’s the thing. None of these cakes look like cakes! They’re friggin’ works of art. I could no more cut into one of these and eat it than I could walk to the moon. They’re too beautiful. Thank goodness we took out cable and went to on-line TV. La Daughter tells me there are TV shows dedicated to this stuff. I could see instant addiction and I don’t have the time.
I know words like fondant now, of course I also know words like lumos and protego or expelliarmus and I get the same results from knowing them. However, I now realize my wedding cake from 30+ years ago was decorated with fondant – it was the first one I’d ever seen and slightly more expensive, but I couldn’t even look at the others after seeing it. Tasted good too.
Okay, you know my secret passion – I like to look at cakes. Thank goodness I prefer to eat pie.