Dear World of Cooking Catalogs:
The holiday season has begun. I know this because I have begun receiving at least two holiday-shopping catalogs every day, which is somewhat impressive in a world increasingly dependent on internet sales. I appreciate the attention a physical catalog gives, and I'll admit--I love looking through the pages. How else would I know that there is a $5000 espresso machine for designed for home use? In general, I don't think I'm the sort of person who should go near anything that complicated before getting caffeine, so a $5000 machine as the source of caffeine probably isn't going to work for me, but it's nice to know I have the option. And a combination toaster oven AND toaster? In my limited world of existence, I always thought a toaster oven existed to REPLACE a toaster--so glad we've cleared that up. All I have ever asked of my toasters is to produce toast something short of black & charred and to not fling the toast to the floor. (The counter I can live with)
As much as I enjoy our time together, I feel there is something I must confess: I have not now--nor do I ever intend--to make a bundt cake of any sort. I know, I am not the person you thought I was. Obviously, customers of the sort you are looking for not only make bundt cakes, they like options. There's the blossom,
Truly, I appreciate the creativity--and the storage space--of other customers, but I make maybe one cake a year, and when I do, the odds of all the ingredients in the right amounts ending up IN the cake as directed is enough of a challenge for me. We won't even DISCUSS how often I can't get a cake to come out of a normal, flat cake pan. If my natural cake incompetence is enhanced by a pan that needs to actually BE nonstick and/or that is really, REALLY difficult to clean, I will be a lost woman indeed.
I realize I am not the customer you thought I was and I will understand if you need to move on to a more fulfilling consumer relationship.
Toni and the bundt-less household
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