My sister baked a banana cakeling tonight, and amidst the sounds of mixing cream cheese and powdered sugar together into a frosting for it, we were discussing the amount to put on the cake when she was done. The conversation brought to my attention the fact that–apparently–we have completely diverging tastes when it comes to frosting-to-cake ratios: while I greatly prefer very heavy-handed frosting application, she’s perfectly happy with a minimalist approach to the sugary fluff.
When I eat any kind of cake, from cupcakes to multiple-layer cakes, I’m wont to break off as much of the plain cake as I can and eat that first. I’m then left with frosting carefully held together with a thin layer of cake, which, in my opinion, is the best part of eating cake. In fact, I’ve been known to eat frosting by the spoonful–pure and simple. For me, cake is just a reasonable excuse to indulge in some smooth, tasty, sugary stuff.
My sister, on the other hand, is prone to licking off whatever frosting happens to be on a cake or cupcake and then eating the cake sans the fluff. Why she even bothers with the frosting at all is beyond me–she also likes a not-so-sweet frosting more than the sugary kind. Personally, I think she should stick to cakes that traditionally don’t get frosted and save all that sweet goodness for me to enjoy! 😉
So if you want to pass me a slice of cake that’ll have me swooning with ecstasy, make sure its generously filled and frosted with whatever creamy concoction suits it. Mmm… :yum: