One good thing that’s come out of the last year or so is that more and more people have been trying their hand at baking – which means more cake for us all to stuff our faces with! Whether you prefer something traditional or something slightly more exotic, we’ve all got our favourite – but have you ever thought about how your beloved baked goods reflect you as a person? Well, as it’s National Baking Week, we’ve put on our aprons and whisked up some delicious theories about what your favourite cake says about you!
Wahey, welcome to the party pal! You’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re still a child at heart. You study the dessert menu for hours before going out for dinner and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was your favourite film growing up.
Also, you don’t take life too seriously. You like to mess around and have a laugh. You get up to all sorts of mischief, but you never have bad intentions. You’re comforting, good fun to be around and you’re the life and soul of every room you walk into. Basically, you’re the best!
We all love a Victoria Sponge so we’re not saying you’re boring for choosing it – but you could be a little bit more adventurous! You’re sensible and organised – you like your routine, you love a spreadsheet and you’d much rather spend a Friday night at home with a film and a takeaway than out on the lash.
Most importantly, you’re reliable. You’re a good, loyal friend. You’re always there as the shoulder to cry on and you always know the right thing to say. You’re kind-hearted, warm and selfless and everybody likes you. Blimey, you sound great to be honest – can we have a slice pretty please?!
Uh-oh, we’ve got a badass over here! Picking a favourite cake that doesn’t need to be baked in the oven? Very edgy – but not very respectful of the historic traditions of National Baking Week. Naughty!
Don’t get us wrong, we rate the rebellion. You probably get up to all sorts of mischief, don’t you? Standing on the left-hand side of the escalator, asking for tap water at Nando’s but sneaking off to the fizzy drink machine. We bet you didn’t even tuck your shirt in at school either. Hell yeah, you don’t play by anyone’s rules!
“Oh, go on then… just a small slice though!” You’re pretty health conscious and can always be spotted with a lunchtime salad in the work canteen. But you can’t resist a slither of carrot cake from the office bake sale to get in that all important extra portion of veg (don’t forget about your 5 A Day!) – all washed down with a protein shake, of course.
When you’re not in the gym, you’re running to the gym, but you’re not preachy about it – you just love keeping fit. You’re hard-working and determined – once you set your mind on something, you can be damn sure you’re going to get it done. Thank you, carrot lovers – you’re an inspiration!
Woaaaah, stop what you’re doing everyone – looks like we’ve got a grown up on our hands! You coffee cake lovers are organised and have really got your heads switched on. You never snooze your alarm, you watch the news every morning and you organise the work Secret Santa every Christmas.
It’s not all good – you’re a bit of an acquired taste and not everybody’s cup of
tea coffee. But that’s fine by you! If someone doesn’t like you, that sounds like a them problem. You’re driven, you don’t let anybody walk all over you and, to a lot of people, you’re also a little bit scary.
As it’s National Baking Week, we’ll let you in on a behind-the-scenes secret: cupcake lovers are the smartest guys out there. Sure, on the surface they seem lazy. Ohhh, can’t be bothered to wash up a plate so you just want to eat your cake straight from the wrapper? Get you!
But in reality, the cupcake fan club just loves exploiting loopholes. Why be limited to just one type of cake? Fancy some chocolate? Chocolate cupcake! In the mood for a bit of red velvet? Erm, hello red velvet cupcake! You can put whatever you like on a cupcake and nobody’s going to stop you. Icing? Sprinkles? Fruit? A second cupcake? Pile it all up on top of my cupcake, baby!