This was so hard for me to decide, but for the prompts, number 18
18. “You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
Baking is fun.
It’s like cooking, but easier in a way, because there’s no need for constant attention–you just throw everything you need into a dish, stick it in the oven, and lie on the couch and cuddle with your dog and/or husband until it’s done! Making sweets is something that Viktor doesn’t often get the chance to do, so it’s even more fun than baking something like a veggie casserole.
Sift together the dry ingredients, the recipe says, so here he is, a spatula in hand, mixing all the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Chocolate cake is a simple but classic indulgence.
Anyway, everything is progressing wonderfully, the lumps of flour are being carefully smushed into submission, and he’s just about ready to set this aside and tackle the eggs and milk when of course, something goes wrong–