Britta: So I tried to make icing and even though I softened the butter like the recipe said, it’s all lumpy with butter chunks despite beating the daylights out of it. I hate baking. Why can I cook but not bake?
Tom: Well…I think that’s pretty common – people being good at one or the other. Baking is science and you don’t like science.
Britta: What?! I LOVE science. I was a total science nerd in school. Biology, Botany, Zoology…
Tom: Not that kind of science. Baking is chemistry.
Britta: Damn. I hate chemistry.
Tom: *puts hands in air and shrugs while grinning (a little too smugly, I might add) *
And I grumbled all the way to the baking aisle at the grocery store where I picked up pre-made, smooth icing. If only Sophie had asked for a nice risotto for her birthday dessert…we would have been set…