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Just Like Lucy or Not

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.

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Yin Yang: It’s a Nike Thing

It’s all a matter of balance, right?—sugar, salt, butter, flour or veggies and omega 3s. Is a large cupcake and a little sushi after exercise the same as a small cupcake and a lot of sushi– sans the exercise?

sushi & cuppi

It’s a balance issue which is the principle behind Just Do It.  For over 25 years, Nike has been working to help cake-lovers achieve parity between cake-eating and exercise, which is why Nike continues to use cake-eating athletes in their ads.  Note the determination on their faces as they head to the finish line and that next slice of cake.

With a little help from Yin and Yang and that balance thing, you CAN have your cake and eat it too. Remember to Just Do It or something close to it—to burn some calories so that you can swiftly arrive at that next slice of cake.

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