Not to get all historical but, this Novel Baker thing is like moving back in time—sort of.
Caught on the bridge between then and now, I think I might be setting back the human race, at least one generation if not two, because I’m customizing and focusing on only one cake.
I feel like a traitor to American ingenuity. Shouldn’t I be on a product line somewhere like Lucy in the Candy Factory making multiples of something…anything and applying stickers that say “handmade by artisans”?
On the contrary, to customize one-on-one is so personal that you become someone’s own private baker, if only for a week, which is pretty cool and in general, anti-industrial revolution, yet a revolutionary idea—at least amongst the proletariat because the bourgeois always had a staff of culinary geniuses.
I can’t help thinking that each of these cakes is setting the human race into a backward tailspin and exploiting a class or two. I should probably shift away from this strange, un-sugarcoated logic and focus instead on important stuff like sugar flowers, fondant, and living up to the code of handmade by an artisan, just like Lucy or not.