I have a love/hate relationship with baked goods. I love how they taste, but not so much how they make my clothes shrink. So I've devised a 7-step procedure to enjoy baked goods without guilt.
Step 1: Admire the visual attractiveness of the desired good.
Step 2: Remove the plastic wrap to appreciate smell.
Step 3: Acquire a fork. Take a small sampling of the treat to assure deliciousness. You won't want to double fork the cake. Or that's the theory, anyway.
Step 4: Confirm deliciousness.
This is the step where I left off. Here's what may be coming, though.
Step 5: Admit you want more than a sampling. Secure a small serving of the baked good with a clean fork (or with the dirty one, if you want to claim the whole thing for yourself). Replace plastic wrap to provide a barrier for future servings.
|Don't try the steps with this cake.|
Step 6: Slowly consume the serving, appreciating it's texture and flavor layers.
Step 7: Remove remaining frosting from plate with fork or finger.
Step 8: Admit weakness and secure another, larger serving of cake. Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 until crying or until cake is gone.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some carrot cake to eat.