Behold, the panacea, the answer to the world’s problems, the silver lining to a cloudy day………CAKE.
Cake! Here are some things you should know about cake, or rather about me and cake.
I love it. LOVE IT. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s my favourite food. Or was. Because I was diagnosed gluten intolerant a year ago, and haven’t had a slice of cake since. The gluten free stuff you can buy from the shops is…..eh. I can bear the ‘biscuits’ but I haven’t found anything that even comes close to real cake. And I don’t have the time to bake for myself.
So where did this piece of deliciousness come from? The wonderful, adorable, delightful, Michaela. Honey, I’m going to love you forever. Michaela makes and decorates the most gorgeous party cakes, and she’s super talented at it. She mentioned to me recently that a customer had requested a gluten free carrot cake. ‘Sounds good’, said I. And thought no more of it.
Then yesterday morning, in the midst of all the wailing and hair pulling, a parcel arrived. A beautifully wrapped carrot cake, moist and fragrant, and utterly delicious. I don’t know how she did it, because it tastes like normal carrot cake (albeit a superior version) and has no gluten-free-ness about it. Two slices with a cup of tea was just…..oh, heaven.
So today, as well as all your lovely supportive comments and emails, I have cake to live for. Which is just as well because:
Mr P has come down with flu (but I have cake!)
I think I’m getting it too (but I have cake!)
I’ve lost the chart for the lace club pattern and I can’t understand my pattern notes (but I have cake!)
I have to pack 80 Sock Club parcels on my own (but I have cake!)
There are now only 16 days until the move and I haven’t started packing (but I have cake!)
I have cake!