This morning I reprised the best-ever Gold Cake with Mocha Cocoa frosting in honor of a visit this evening by my most faithful and enthusiastic reader, Margaret (who also happens to be my extremely lovely sister-in-law).
While I was frosting the cake, praying that there would be enough icing to cover the layers, I had a deja vu moment: Almost every time I make a vintage frosting recipe, there's just barely enough to cover the cake, even though the recipe specifies that it's enough for two layers.
This rarely happens with more modern recipes.
Today, abundance is, well, so abundant. Not only is there plenty of frosting for the cake (and for DH to lick the bowl to his heart's content), but over-the-top confections are appearing in bakeries like never before.
Take the Momofuko Milk Bar's Compost Cookie, which has pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch and chocolate chips, among other ingredients. It is beyond delicious, and so 2010. It's even trademarked!