My teacher's birthday is on Halloween, which to those of us who know her, makes a lot of sense. She would be born on Halloween.
I am making her a cake, of course, and as per her request I am making a white cake with white frosting.
I am fighting the urge to sneak something interesting into her cake, like a crunchy meringue disc, or raspberry jam or lemon curd, or white chocolate chips, or something, ANYTHING interesting, PLEASE....
She is allergic to chocolate and I love her and respect her and I will happily bake her a fabulous white cake with white frosting, but I get to complain just a little. In all fairness, she also said a banana nut cake would also be good, and I do make a killer sour cream banana cake (nuts would be easy to add) but what do you frost a killer banana cake with but sour cream ganache? Are you seeing the problem here people?
In my teacher's case I totally understand the white/white request, but for all you other white/white lovers who have no dietary reason to choose to enjoy something so boring and unimaginative, I ask you all, WHY? Why you kill me softly with your boring taste?