Thursday, January 8, 2009

Eat Cake

"Cakes have gotten a bad rap.  People equate virtue with turning down dessert.  There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake.  No, really, I couldn't, she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat.  Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am.  That person has discipline.  But that isn't a person with discipline, that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy.  A slice of cake never made anybody fat.  You don't eat the whole cake.  you don't eat a cake every day of your life.  You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious.  You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that's safe, uncomplicated, without stress.  A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding.  A cake is what's served on the happiest days of your life."

                                                                                                  Jeanne Ray, "Eat Cake."

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Jarom and Tara's wedding cake.  Isn't it pretty?

14 comments:

Mahina said...

it's beautiful!

Bridget said...

Another masterpiece.

Heidi said...

Does this mean you'll have a piece of cake waiting for me when I come to your house? I could use it. And the cake is gorgeous. It's fun to see the detail that we missed looking at it on a phone. Well done!

Maegan said...

i LOVE that cake! of course. and i really love that quote...cake it a gift.

ericandjanine said...

amen, sista! beautiful cake, by the way!

Kelsey said...

Oh it's beautiful! Definitely my favorite one ever. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Lisa's going to pick out.

Troy and Jana Withers said...

Love it!

Sarah said...

It is pretty!

Mandy said...

I love it!! I couldn't agree more with the quote, I am never one to turn down cake!

Sarah said...

That cake is so cute, you are so talented.

Mona said...

Stephanie! I miss you. I've never known anyone who could BAKE inspiration! Phenomenal. You have inspired me to write a Mona's Musings on cakes -- maybe the week of my birthday coming up later this month. And the quote on cake eating is too wonderful. I will remember and heed it the rest of my life. Have you read my post this week? There's a connection I think!

Lacey said...

The cake looks awesome! You definitely have a talent for that kind of thing. Way to go on the cake down lower too with the flowers and lady bugs... I never would have thought to do that... ideas for my own girly!

Stace said...

Amazing.

Jon and Sarah Jackson Family said...

Can we say talented? You make me sick sometimes. :)