“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- Poem by George Elliot (the pen name of Ms Mary Anne Evans)
A special cake to celebrate the arrival of a delicious Autumn! The Fresh Apple, as we are calling it, is a bite of quintessential Fall. Vanilla cake topped with a fresh apple marshmallow dipped in white chocolate and dusted with cinnamon sugar. It tastes like Autumn and arrives on your palate baring memories of family gatherings, great-grandma's apple pie, and pumpkin patches. Only available through October 31, we are making a both the Sixer and the Super available in The Fresh Apple cupcake.
As I write this, I'm sitting in my Santa Cruz living room (comfortable chair in the backyard) enjoying a cool Fall morning... the neighborhood is quiet, the sun is rising and the smell of Fall breezes by. I let my daydreams run as I watch the bright orange and red leaves rustle on the giant maple tree in my neighbor's yard. I imagine spending a lovely Autumn afternoon in Coventry, England sipping tea and nibbling sweets with Ms Mary Anne Evans.
We'd talk about our hopes and dreams as young women, her distaste for marriage, and my love of motherhood, the need for social change and the triumph of women's rights. I'd rib her for the most recent alternate spelling of her name that showed up in the local paper last week and we'd laugh at her pen name. If only people could meet The George Elliot in person, she says as she straightened her imaginary bowtie. We'd dream of the next place to travel, maybe the Swiss countryside, and I'd convince her to provide a pen name for me. We settle on Armando Daily.
This is a great gift idea for an October birthday or to celebrate the beginnings of a new school year, kudos for landing a new job, a delicious housewarming gift, or a simple thinking of you gift. Only available through October 31, send a Sixer or a Super of the Fresh Apple cupcake soon!