2.08.2008

A Little of This, A Little of That

While at work today, the conversation turned, as it often does, to the subject of cake. And the virtues of Butter Cream vs. Whipped Cream frosting.

Don't ask. I work with a bunch of women. Two of us are pregnant and I'm sure that at least one of us is PMS-ing at any given time.

The specific cake that was being discussed today was the type of cake that would be ordered for the shower that they are throwing for me. I think that they are getting me a marble cake. With butter cream frosting, of course.

I remember discovering marble cake when I was a kid. We cut into the cake, and, lo and behold, it was not just a single flavor! I thought that this was probably the best culinary invention since sliced bread! Can't decide if you want chocolate or white cake? Have both! What a wonderful world it is that we live in!

I am also a big fan of Neapolitan ice cream, for much of the same reason. Strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream, all in one fell swoop. Does life get any better than that? Plus, when it gets a little melty, you can totally stir up all the flavors and get a totally new choco-nill-berry flavor that you won't find anywhere else.

And, of course, when getting soft-serve ice cream, I always go for the swirl. I mean, let's be honest. Does anyone really know how they get the ice cream to swirl together like that? How freakin' amazing!

When eating my Skittles or Sweetarts, I always mix the flavors. My favorite combos? One green and one purple Skittle or One blue and one purple Sweetart. Try it sometime. You won't be disappointed.

I have an admission to make, though. I don't really care for frosting at all. I usually just scrape it off and eat only the cake. But, if butter cream frosting is what makes people happy, that's what we'll have!

7 comments:

Blogarita said...

I agree about the frosting. I like little or none. Except that coconut pecan stuff...I'll eat as much of that as you want to give me. Even without the cake!

Chris Johnson said...

My favorite cake is the chocolate/yellow marble.mmmmmm...I do like buttercream icing, but would rather have the whipped cream icing.Not a fan of the neo ice cream, love butter pecan ice cream.
Now I want cake and ice cream!

Ari said...

Wow. I agree with your every sentiment in this. I ALWAYS try to get both instead of making a choice. :)

mckay said...

100% in agreement with you on the Neapolitan ice cream. my son's kindergarten is serving it for valentine's day and mckid is not too thrilled about strawberry ice cream. solo, not my favorite either, but mixed....delish.

have a wonderful shower.

mck.

carolinebender said...

generally, the frosting is too sweet. but a mix/match can be refreshing: white cake with chocolate frosting, choc cake/strawberry frosting. I like a spice cake, or carrot, or the like. Not a big sweet tooth.

Jen, Fred, Jennifer said...

1 stick of cream cheese at room temp, a dash of vanilla and enough powdered sugar until it tastes how you like and is a good consistency......THAT Is the BEST icing any day of the week, and is fabulous with fresh fruit too!!!!!

Oh, and I love to mix the flavors too, red and green skittle is one of my fav's...

rosemary said...

chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, I'm with you on the Skittles and if I had my choice I'd have cherry pie.