Shortcake I “Made”
My friend Marcella and I both got rejected this week, and I think it’s my fault– it’s karma for not baking the cake myself. We also went to a bar I’d already been to before, pre-cake barring experiment, so maybe I’m killing the magic since I should be choosing only new places full of new boys to try to talk into eating what I brought.
We ended up at the Surly Goat in West Hollywood, which is actually pretty conducive to sitting with a cake on display. There are several seating areas and picnic tables outside, (in addition to a tiny game room, where maybe we should have positioned ourselves for the entire night). Because the bar was so crowded, our strategy was for me to walk around and invite boys back to the table for a piece. Our made-up friend Michelle from college, (well, Marcella went to college with her, but I didn’t– she’s really more of a recent acquaintance), had just had a birthday party, but we left because no one wanted any cake and we don’t like her boyfriend anyway.
We actually used this story when people asked.
Our only taker… who promptly left
My boss gently pointed out that he wouldn’t want to eat cake with beer, so maybe I should be baking something that’s a better complement to bar drinks. My question is whether boys would eat the cake when they didn’t want any in the first place just to keep me around. I mean, I would. If it were the other way around. But then again, I could always eat another piece of cake. And yes, my bosses are all in on this, as are most of my co-workers, the office manager, the owner of our company, boys I used to go out with, my aunts, my neighbors, strangers on Facebook… It’s all very exciting.
***This week’s cake was an Angel food cake from Trader Joe’s (amazing– only $3.99), which I covered with whipped cream and thawed, unfrozen strawberries. Maybe if I’d used fresh strawberries that guy would have talked to me… whatever…
This week’s entry (and really every entry) is dedicated to my amazing friend Marcella, who leaves for Germany tomorrow with a one way ticket. This was our latest (but not last) cake barring together for quite some time. x