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01 March 2012 @ 01:53 pm
speaking of baking :)  

I stopped at the butcher’s yesterday to get a batch of 18 small eggs, and yer man there said to me, “You know we’ve 20 large ones too?” I allowed as how I did know that, but I preferred the smaller ones for baking. He said, “Oh, do ye bake a lot, do ye?” And I allowed as how I did.

“Maybe you’ll make us a cake sometime!” said he.

“Sure,” I said. “I always like an excuse to bake for someone else. Any kind in particular?”

“Oh no,” says he, wide-eyed, “anything with cake in it is fine. Do ye hear her,” he said to yer man working with him, “she says she’ll bake us a cake!”

“I hear her!” said yer ather wan, and they both look greatly amused.

They’re going to be *very* surprised when I bring them a cake next week, I bet. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Jim C. Hinesjimhines on March 1st, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
I would like to state for the record that I too enjoy cake. You know, just in case you need another excuse ;-)
kitmizkit on March 2nd, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
*laughs* You're not close enough to bake for, sadly!
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on March 1st, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely.
apathys_girl of Marylandapathys_girl on March 1st, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
I support random acts of baking!
The owner of a grey catjennielf on March 1st, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Random acts of baking FTW!

Also, I totally just read this conversation out loud to myself in a (horrible) Irish brogue. You so got the flavor of it spot on! I felt like I was there! :)
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kitmizkit on March 2nd, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
I shall! I suspect I will make cupcakes, which are easier to deliver. Do you think that would be acceptable, or should I go all-out? :)
Cymru Llewescymrullewes on March 2nd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
Why are cupcakes easier to deliver? A cake you put on a cardboard round and top with clingfilm (after sticking in toothpicks to keep it off the frosting.)

Or pineapple upside down cake. YUM. (I should go make petit pain au chocolat with the leftover Valentine's Day dark chocolate hearts. Or maybe just a cheesecake instead.)
pgmccpgmcc on March 1st, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
OK, so that's the butcher taken care of.

You're obviously the baker.

What's happening with the candlestick maker?
kitmizkit on March 2nd, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
We do not like to discuss the candlestick maker.
TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on March 1st, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Yum, cake! ^_^
Amandabranna on March 1st, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Mmm, cake.

But I like the storytelling style even better :)
Nathaliespacedlaw on March 2nd, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
:) Strange thing (to me) to get eggs from the butcher (but why not, after all it is a source of proteins)