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Monday, January 11, 2010

Let them eat cake!


Having Mr. HH's birthday party the other night reminded me of something I always find funny when at parties. I'm not saying this happened the other night, but it reminded me. When it comes to desserts like cakes or pies, most people always say something along the lines of "Oh, I'll just have a small piece." Other variations on this could be "Oh, I couldn't eat a whole slice" or "Just cut a slice in half for me." They inevitably eat their small piece and go back for more. Why do people do this? Are we too embarrassed to take a whole slice? I mean, if you look at most Americans, it's obvious they are in fact eating more than a "small piece" so it's not exactly a secret. If you want cake, eat your cake! I love cake. Especially birthday cake, because there are no calories in birthday cakes. What, you didn't know that? It's true. Look it up. Or don't. Just take my word on it. Birthday cake=no calories. When I'm at a party, I don't care what anyone thinks. I want the biggest piece of cake. You know, that corner piece with the big fat icing blob that's supposed to be a rose? Oh yeah, that's the piece for me. If I haven't eaten too much spinach dip before hand, I might even go for a second piece. That's right. Second. And not in the manner of "Oh, my kid didn't eat his/her cake so I'd better finish it." Oh no, I want my own piece, not one that Indy drooled on (not that he would now-the boy likes some cake). Second piece. No apologies. Eat your cake people! You're not fooling anyone. Embrace life. Eat your cake with abandon and if you want to drag your finger across the plate to get the left over icing, I'm right there with you.
In the imortal words that Marie Antoinette likely never said: "Let them eat cake!" A big slice.


12 comments:

Shell said...

I get disappointed if I'm given a small piece.

satakieli said...

I love cake. Perhaps taking lots of small slices seems more polite than taking a whacking great big slice? When it comes to cake though my politeness goes out of the window, I'll eat my slice, Mikey's slice and the husbands slice and will probably go back for more.

Cole said...

I'm right there with you! I love cake! Hubby always does that small piece thing, but not me.

These Are The Days said...

That looks delish. I can't let Kimball near the cake...he'll take a butcher knife and well, butcher it! Hope you'll switch over to www.these-are-the-days.com because I'm merging the two so Riverside Scholars days are numbered. :) Have a good one.

Allison said...

I hear ya. No calories in birthday cheese cake either.

Emily said...

I am so with you! I would never ask for a small piece!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm with you! I always hold out for a big piece, and I actually love icing. I always roll my eyes secretly at the girls who pick off the icing and say, "I can't stand this stuff." ;)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love the plate in the picture!

Anne said...

I will eat 2 pieces if I could at my mother!! (But she won't let me) LOL!! I am really not a icing cake person, I guess it is my french background that kick in. But give me any "Patisserie" desert, and I will eat as many as my stomach can hold! LOL!
BTW, Marie Antoinette never said "let them eat cake" she said:
They don't have bread, then they can eat "BRIOCHE" ( a brioche is about the same as Challah bread on the american market, it is made with eggs and butter and milk on top of the flour!!) Sorry, had to remark about that (again, my french background is kicking in)
;-)

Frau said...

I always ask for the biggest slice....cake only happens ever so often so why not!

Brianna Popsickle said...

I'm with you on the cake thing. Who are they kidding? They may take a small piece of cake at the party, but when they get home they'll be stuffing their face. Besides I think it's an insult to the birthday boy or girl to decline cake!

Sandy said...

Cake is my favorite dessert, but you can have my frosting since you like it so much.

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