"Stay at Home."
Back in April I was experimenting with decorating cake using the batter itself, thanks to watching too many episodes of the Great British Baking Show. I was trying a technique that seemed to have many names: joconde imprime, Japanese Jelly-roll, and inlay cake. The writing above was not made with that technique. Rather, I took the leftover vanilla batter and piped it on top of the chocolate batter to express the concerns of the moment.
I never did write a blog post about the decorating technique, or at least, I never finished one. But the motto is even more relevant now than it was back in April.
Not everyone has the option to stay home, but for those who do, it is a contribution to fighting the pandemic. I know we went over all this back in March and April, but to repeat--if all you can do is avoid getting COVID yourself, you have still done something to help stop the pandemic. You have created one less source of infection, one less draw on the increasingly limited COVID-related resources.
(That should have been "fewer", shouldn't it?)
Everyday life goes on... and on... and it isn't possible to postpone everything. There are dental visits, doctor visits, and sometimes you have to call the plumber in. Sometimes you really want to pick out your own groceries, and sometimes you want to see a friend--even if it has to be from a distance, masked. But you can still choose to be careful and limit your exposure, especially right now when the risk is higher than ever for most people. If it made sense in April, it makes even more sense now, when there is almost ten times the risk, on average, of catching it.
In the interests of ending on a positive note, I'm going to tack on some of the photos from April's baking experimentation. Maybe eventually I'll have another try at the technique, but till then...
Till next post!