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Thursday, November 20, 2008

I Don't Like Cake


I've felt this way for some time, but I've finally decided to admit it. I showed signs of cake-hate at an early age. I would ask my mom to make me banana bread or a chocolate chip cookie cake for my childhood birthday parties. I don't remember a single birthday where I requested traditional cake.

I realized today that my dislike of cake has probably spared me a significant number of office calories. After all, we celebrate most things around here — birthdays, anniversaries, going-aways — with cake. Usually the standard kind — chocolate or white with lots of fluffy frosting. Ew. Not tempting.

Now a good chocolate chip cookie or a brownie — THAT is a temptation. Fortunately, American offices are obsessed with cake. And not to brag, but I'm not too keen on ice cream either. Don't worry. Christmas cookies are around the corner, and I'm sure their presence will push me to the brink. In the meantime, I can have my cake and (not) eat it, too.

8 Comments:

At 8:33 PM, Blogger [ruth anjali esther] said...

This is why we're friends. :) I don't like cake either, and never have. I didn't really grow up with bday cakes (well substituted with Brasilian desserts or cheesecake!) either, so kudos to your non-cake eating lifestyle!

 
At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEGAdittos, suzanne...
i'm a pie girl, myself...
btw, loved your post on the P&P article.
love those different perspectives!
heidi

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Anna H. said...

Matt doesn't like cake either. I wonder if Sarah and Bekah do.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Bekah said...

I don't! That's why mom and I invtented the Hadley Ice Cream Cake! Everyone got those things for years! Although... I think you may have been at school suzanne.

Oh and I remember the chocolate chip cookie cakes! They never turned out right. =)

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger Kelsey Donahue said...

I also, am not a fan of the cake. I much prefer pie. :)

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Stefanie said...

I love cake. the whole time I read your post, all i could think about was how good that cake in the picture looks.

 
At 11:44 PM, Blogger Tonya Lea said...

I am right there with you. My mom always got an ice cream cake for me or cheese cake....oh and a brunette; It would look good but don't go to dark. Like a nice, rich, golden brown. Katie will steer you well :) but yeah, it would be a nice change for you.

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Stef! Too funny. :)

 

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