Cake – it’s like a tiny little time machine
We’re fools for it at Rethink Central, and I know you are too.
I have no solid proof of this, but I’m pretty sure that you should have cake regularly. Well, not daily perhaps, but certainly whenever you feel you want some.
Yes, I’m also tremendous fan of yoga, detoxing and keeping your body healthy. But I believe that cake, or little treats, are vital to a happy life.
The thing with cake is that it’s not just about indulgence. Cake is one of the very best ways to reward yourself when you’ve just accomplished something significant – or even something small.
The smell of baking, or picking out a treat at the patisserie shop, or even just seeing a friend holding that little white box bound up with ribbon brings a little girl thrill. It all works together as a pulse of joy and a physical reward for all the work you’ve been putting in recently.
But, cake is more than that; it’s also a link to our past, our history, and our early memories. Think about it – almost every major celebration comes with cake. There’s birthday cake, wedding cake, anniversary cake, cake at your favourite restaurant, and there’s even cake at funerals.
If you think back through your life, odds are you can remember significant cakes, even if you can’t precisely remember their flavours. Cake is about celebration, about love being bestowed on you and time being spent to produce something specially for you.
And that’s why it’s such an incredible indulgent feeling – cake feels special, even if it’s only a Tuesday morning. Sometimes it tastes like home, and sometimes it tastes like a forgotten holiday. Cake can take you right back to a different time, an earlier time, perhaps to your mothers’ kitchen.
That’s why you see so many cakes coming out of Rethink Central – we think it’s essential to keep ourselves linked to our roots, especially when the colder months set in. Just because the nights are longer than the days doesn’t mean that it’s time to be despondent.
Instead, it’s a brilliant time to closet yourself away and bake a cake and plug into that feeling of indulgence and, lets face it, love.
So go on, have a slice – and if you’re in the mood for a particularly decadent cake, you can always sneak in an extra one of our 5 minute yoga sessions to work off the calories.
There’s really only one thing to do – go make yourself a cake. Honestly it won’t take very long
Check out our fabulous cake recipes on tour food blog. It’s overflowing with ideas for every taste.
And, while you stand in the kitchen mixing and making, why not indulge in a little trip down memory lane. You never know; it may just be the inspiration you’ve been looking for to get you through the winter months.
This post is part of our sleep and nutrition series. And yes, we are including cake in that. Before you get uncomfortable about nutritious cakes, why not take a look at these healthy dessert recipes, which have the stamp of approval from our nutritionist.
While you’re at it, why not share some of your top cake recipes or photos in the comments section below. We’d love to know more about your favourite cakes.