- Date: Monday, May 8, 2006 - 6pm
- Location: Cambridge, MA (MIT!)
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Bridget
- Dining Companions: Vigleik, Shihchi, Mike, John, Haynes, Big Mike, Mark, Prof. McClure, Charles R, etc...
- Recipe Rating: B
Bridget came over on Sunday and we baked Vigleik's defense cake together. I love to cook with other people, but usually I don't like to bake with friends. I'm not totally sure why that is. I think it's because baking with my mother can be frustrating. She enjoys cleaning so much that she will inevitably put away ingredients I haven't yet used, and wash dishes that I am in the process of using, etc... Finally she and I came to an agreement that when I visit her and I bake she should not be in the kitchen. That works out pretty well! I think the other reason I like to bake alone is that a lot of my cakes go through an ugly phase before they are finished, and I prefer to be alone for that!
Despite all this, baking with Bridget was fun! It was good to have another set of hands in the kitchen. Paul stopped by too and helped out with the dishes, which was also appreciated! I think I haven't fully recovered though -- later in the evening, after Bridget had gone home and I was decorating the cake, Paul said to me very gently, "Maybe I shouldn't be here when you do this part." Apparently I was not so pleasant to be around! Whoops! But what would I have done without Paul to operate the blowdryer (long story!)!