This weekend I baked a cake.
There wasn’t really a reason, no birthday, no special occasion, nothing extra special to celebrate.
I just felt like baking a cake. Mixing together some dry ingredients, whipping up some frosting. This cake has been on my to-do list of baking for a very long time.
But I didn’t get to it because in my mind I thought, “there is no special occasion for this cake. Nothing to celebrate, no person who would want it for their birthday.” So I put it off. I left it for a long long time. And obviously you can’t make a cake without a good reason.
But then I woke up on a cold frosty day with a baking itch that I knew had to be scratched soon. So I really scratched that itch, not with muffins, or banana bread, or some everyday fare.
I baked a cake and it was delicious.
Somewhere in the past I’d made a rule that cake was only for a special day. Well maybe making a cake is just what makes that day special.
Or maybe, sometimes, we have to throw out our “food rules”.
PS the cake is a Vegan Red Velvet cake from The Vegan Table written by this lovely lady.