|Cake served to Presbyterians|
Husband: I take it you didn’t make any cake.
Me: No, I told you I wasn’t going to make cake. Until tomorrow.
Son: You’re making a cake tomorrow?!
Me: The main part I want to get across is that I wasn’t going to make a cake.
But if I did make a cake, what kind of cake would you want?
Younger Daughter: What kind of candy do you want on it?
Son: Do you want a moist cake?
Son (looking up a recipe): Dad, what do you think of this “All You Can Eat Cake”?
Husband: Is it all I can eat?
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Feb 2, 2017 dinner conversation
Me: Tomorrow I’m talking to a friend. One of the topics is, what issues are we passionate about.
Husband: I am passionate about chocolate cake. I want to know if the other side approves or disapproves of chocolate cake. … We all have our issues.
Younger Daughter: Not everybody shares your views.
Husband: I don’t want to share my cake.
(This was followed by a long dispute between Husband and Younger Daughter about whether the chocolate cake should have a layer of custard in it.)
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Feb 26, 2017 dessert conversation
We were enjoying a special treat – dark chocolate gluten-free cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes. These are cupcakes which, when heated in the microwave for about 10 seconds, greatly resemble chocolate lava cake.
Husband, pleading: For Purim, could you make chocolate lava cakes instead of hamentaschen?
Me: What do lava cakes have to do with Purim? Tell us what the ancient sages said about lava cakes.
Husband: Chocolate lava cakes remind us that Esther’s accusations against Haman rose up and SPEWED out, spreading across Persia, changing the landscape for all Jews over the millennia.
Younger Daughter: Since the beginning of Jewish history, there has been cake.
Me, to Husband: Well, since your mother started cooking, there has been cake. And that’s practically since the beginning of Jewish history.
(The conversation then included a discussion of the similarities between elephants and cupcakes. “You like elephants, don’t you? And you like cupcakes?”)
|Cake served to Jews|
(It should say L'Shana Tova)
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I STILL have not made a cake. This does not mean that Husband did not get to eat cake, although he might tell you otherwise.
And now it is almost Passover. Those Ancient Sages have decreed that I should make a cake without using any leavening. But what kind of cake should I make? Nine-egg sponge cake, ten-egg sponge cake, or twelve-egg sponge cake?