This week was a veritable birthday bonanza at Izzy's school. Not only was his birthday celebrated but two other children had birthdays as well. Today I. and M. brought in cupcakes for their birthdays. I was curious to hear about them so while Izzy was bathing the following conversation ensued.
Me: So, did what did I. bring in for her birthday?
Me: What kind?
Me: That sounds nice. What was in them?
Izzy: The cake was ginger with crunchy carrots and uncooked potato. How could potato be in a cupcake uncooked?
Me (laughing) Are you sure it was potato?
Izzy: It was white and tasted like uncooked potato. Why are you laughing?
Me: It is funny. What about the frosting? Was it good?
Izzy: Yes, the frosting was whipped cream with food coloring. I had an orange one. The special one for the birthday girl had a rainbow on it. We had them in the park.
Me: That sounds like a good idea.
Me: What about M.'s cupcakes?
Izzy: The cake had ginger also. I think that M.'s mama put sugar and ginger to make it brown. The frosting was white with whipped cream and fruits on top.
Me: What kind of fruits?
Izzy: Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. It was yummy.
How could I not be proud of such a detailed review. Frank Bruni, watch out!
Izzy and I are pondering...
What was the mysterious "uncooked potato" ingredient ?
What is the recipe for the suspiciously healthful but sweet, ginger sugar cake with fruits on top?
Izzy (and Mama) Eat: The Gourmand Goes To College...
Tales of Empty Nest and College Boy Eats.. The Next Chapter