One friend and one cake Saturday and another friend and another cake on Sunday! If you ask me, that’s a pretty sweet way to spend the weekend. The first one, an orchard-fresh chunky apple cake and the second one, a fruit filled sugary plum cake. Sure, both were baked in spring form pans and made with butter, sugar and eggs, but the uniqueness of the tart apples and sweet plums magically yielded two cakes distinct and unlike the other. In a sense, my two cakes mirrored the individuality of my two friends — Jackie and Suzy — both sweet yet each extraordinary in their own ways.
What’s more, both baking dates, with a slow hour of bake time after a mere 30 minutes prepping and cleaning, provided a truly pleasant interlude to my otherwise jam-packed weekend. The sweet-smelling aroma from our baking cakes still lingers in my memory reminding me of the delightful time and conversation with two good friends.