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confounding the normals

I'm thinking of baking a cake for May 1st this year and leaving it, anonymously, in the tea room at work with a little note saying "Happy Beltane - Please Help Yourself". I find this oddly, inexplicably amusing given the number of Christians in the building (a few of which boarder on Creationist-fundie). Because, quite frankly, there are far too many people in the building who think I am of a faith that I am not, and I like to surprise people. I know most people here won't even understand the reference (after all, the word "Beltane" has nothing to do with football), but I suspect it will give me a bit of a chuckle.

If I do it, it'll have to be an unexpected, unusual sort of a cake. Like a lemon-rosemary cake or something. Any 'unusual' sort of cake recomendations are welcome.


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Apr. 4th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
Well, pumpkin cake. Obviously.
Apr. 4th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
Hang on a second... she's celebrating Beltane? She should be celebrating Samhain (definately pumpkin time)... You'll *definately* confuse people with a beltane cake! Even the pagans will be confused!
Apr. 4th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
Well, yes, technically, but I've always celebrated 'May Day' as Beltane. This way I *technically* get two Beltanes a year. It is my favourite holiday, after all. :)
Apr. 4th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I love this idea! I almost want you to make it *witchier*. Uno, give 'em more than just a name. Although I guess with google the interested ones should figure it out. :)

I had a lavender cake at Imbolc, it was yummy, although a little lacking in taste for my likeing. Perhaps a *chocolate* lavender cake would be good. I've had lavender flavoured chocolates before. Why not have a purple lavender infused sponge with lashings of good quality chocolate smothered on top?
Apr. 4th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
Tomato soup cake is always good. And oh so very very tasty.
(Recipe can be supplied on request)
And, when the confuzzled fundies ask "what all this is about", I guarantee that they will have to decide whether to be upset about the concept of pagan cake, or the concept of tomato soup cake, which seems to be a shockworthy thing in this country.

Also, its red. And red food is The Best.
Apr. 4th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
I vote for Chilli Chocolate cake!! Chocolate will get them interested enough to have a bite, chilli will really suprise them (but not in a yucky way!). Looks like chocolate, smells like chocolate, tastes like heat, passion and fire!! Because after all isn't that why Beltaine is our favourite festival! ;)
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC)
Whatever sort of cake it is - and I think something citrusy is a fine start - it should have lots and lots of poppy seeds in it. That should make it a very memorable day indeed :)
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:48 am (UTC)
How about a cake of soap... when asked to explain, you tell them that you thought it was about time they cleaned up their image of pagans...
Apr. 4th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
A friend of was playing a character that gained sustenence only from meat, so as reward for heroic deeds done she requessted a Bacon Chocolate Cake.

then for fun she went and baked one. It was quite yummy.
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