I’ve been on a sugar fast, from Samhain (Halloween) to Winter Solstice. By this I mean I’ve been abstaining from desserts, foods and drinks with refined sugars. I’ve also kept my use of other sugars (honey, maple syrup, etc.) low during this time. It’s something I’ve done before, and helps me contain my natural inclination to perhaps overindulge in sugary treats this time of year.
Usually when I do this, I crave sugar for the first 3 or 4 days, then I’m fine. That was the case this time too. Until last week. Then I had a series of dreams that were about cake, or included cake as part of the dream. Apparently cake is the dessert I’m missing most. I’m a cake snob, too – it has to be homemade.
From the dreams, I came up with an idea to make a collage of a cake on a lovely cake stand. The entire collage will be made of pieces of cake photos from various magazines (I’ve already collected quite a few, because I’m looking through magazines anyway, making collage cards for my family).
Today I had an idea for one of my goals for next year: I’m going to make a new cake each month. A Cake of the Month club, although instead of receiving cakes, I’ll be the one making them. What do you think? I don’t have to eat it all by myself. I could invite you over for fancy tea parties. I could bring a cake to Red Temple gatherings. Mmmmm, cake… Then ElvenTiger had to remind me that I wouldn’t want to be making the cakes next autumn when I’m doing the sugar fast thing. Huh. Spoil sport. Heh heh heh.
Just one week left, and then…let me eat cake!