Monday, May 17, 2004

Birthday Cake

Answer: I can't remember. Question: When was the last time you baked a cake?

Mrs. Linklater has a friend who bakes delicious cakes and breads. As easily as the rest of us make sandwiches. They are things of beauty. And very delicious. The cake in the picture was baked for Mrs. Linklater's older daughter to celebrate her birthday.  Clearly this was not something from a Duncan Hines box. With frosting from a can and "Happy Birthday" dripped badly across the top.

Every time Mrs. Linklater looks at the picture, she still can't believe it wasn't baked by some Martha Stewart wannabe. Nope. It was baked by a guy. A straight guy. It gets worse. He's not a chef -- baking is his avocation, not his vocation.  Some guys whittle or work on their cars. He bakes cakes. And loaves of bread.

Okay, now you think he's got a hyperactive feminine side. Mrs. Linklater begs to differ. He studied marshall arts for years. When he dresses for business he's usually wearing a tool belt and jeans. He thinks orienteering is a really fun way to spend an afternoon.  Unless he has time to go to a specialty hardware store. He's a published author. He can juggle too.

Mrs. Linklater has to take a break. This guy is too good to be true. Now he's just annoying her.







lwhitewave said...

Nope, never met a straight guy with all those qualities.  Get his DNA for future cloning!!

quroboros said...

Wow, what an amazing cake this is!  You didn't say what flavor it was, but it looks spectacular.  Guys who can really cook are rare, but a hetero guy who actually bakes from scratch?- that's a true phenomena.  You sure he's not from an alternate universe?  ¤Holly