Thursday, October 24, 2019


My older daughter is taking an after-school activity thing on cake decorating. Mainly they are piping icing/frosting on to various objects using different tips and learning different techniques. They're 10 year olds, plus or minus a year or two.

Since most art is less ephemeral than an edible object, I decided to indulge myself and showed up at school with a camera, tripod, and a ghetto "mini-studio" made out of a cardboard box and some drawing paper.

The cakes looks pretty good, if I say so myself. I got to eat part of my daughter's. Not a part with frosting.

There were more cakes, but how many tiny cake piles can one stand, really? My daughter's is the first one.


  1. An art history teacher had us memorize this stricture (John Berger?): "All art reflects the values of those who pay for its creation." In this case the artist knew to make sure her design left lots of un-iced cake for Dad.

  2. "Since most art is less ephemeral than an edible object"

    So you haven't been to a gallery recently.

    1. Perhaps you haven't watched a kid eat cake recently?

    2. Stick it in a gallery, wait for the gushing reviews.