I like pie, cakes, muffins and brownies, not so much cupcakes. Now I know some of you are gasping and hyperventilating right now because those little over-icinged delights are your favorites. I'm not sorry, I don't like them! To quote my daughter, 'by the time you get to the cake, you realize there is nothing there!' Too much icing, too little cake. Not enough substance for me. Kind of like some people I know. By the time you get to what they are really like, you realize that there really isn't anything there but some pretty stuff on the outside.
I also don't like the insane colors they put on cupcakes. Really? Who needs a red, blue, green mouth anyway. You go to a party, you get handed a cupcake without a plate and then you get to struggle with the paper wrapper all the while knowing if you drop that little thing, it's going to ruin your entire wardrobe as it rolls off your lap. Once you finally get the paper peeled off, where do you stick the paper? It has icing all over it and crumbs all in it. Too messy for me. Give me a piece of square cake and a fork.
I read last week that it has been declared the year of the pie. Yeah pie!! I love pies, any pie really. Except mincemeat. That just kind of grosses me out. Oh, and fake apple pie. I think if you can't afford apples, just don't make pie. I couldn't tell you my favorite pie, I pretty much love a lot of them. They are messy so you can't eat them without a plate. I love that. No messy wrapper to dispose of and if the pie is extremely good, you can just lick the plate clean. My son does that, he learned it from my husband. I was not pleased....
Kids learn a lot of things from their dads that don't necessarily please the mom. Moms try to teach manners, dads teach kids to eat over the sink and drink out of the container. Kids need both or we'd wind up with sissy boys who lifted their pinkies when they drank or sat at the table in their underwear licking their plates. It's a good thing to have both! Especially when mom makes pie!!!!!