A while back I decided that my family members (a.k.a. prisoners) should have a say in choosing the cookbooks from which I cook our meals. Big of me, don't you think? Isabel started us off with the Cuisine of California, and now it's Owen's turn.
It was his birthday this week and he chose The Whimsical Bakehouse cake book. I tried to convince him to change his mind, as this is basically a book of elaborately decorated, garishly colored party cakes.
Fair is fair and I will give it my best shot, though cake decorating is not my forte.
I asked Owen to explain his choice:
Tipsy Baker: Why this book?
Owen: Because I like desserts and cakes and stuff and sweet things.
Tipsy Baker: But I have a lot of dessert books. Why this one?
Owen: Because it has a lot of pretty designs and it's a challenge and you've been doing this a long time and I thought you should get on to something more fancy.
Tipsy Baker: Anything in particular you want me to make?
Owen: The spotted cake. And "Summer Nights," and "Sunflower."
Tipsy Baker: What was your favorite book we've cooked from so far?
Owen: The Alaska cookbook. Because we went to Alaska and I thought it was amazing. And I kind of liked -- what was it called -- oh yeah, the baked Alaska.
Tipsy Baker: What is your favorite thing to eat?
Owen: Lamb steak.
Ed. note: Lamb steak? What the hell is lamb steak?