Happiness’ Genoise Cake
Happiness is life’s Genoise Cake.
It’s baked to perfection in time’s tins.
Sometimes it is high or low in the middle,
burned on the edges or the bottom,
flat and dense or fluffy and refined on the inside.
Baking Happiness’ Genoise Cake
to perfection requires mastery of technique.
You need the right ingredients, carefully measured.
You have to take things with a little salt
and use active leaveners proportionately.
You can’t use the same measuring cup
to measure liquids and solids.
You need to remember they have different
physical properties and measuring units.
Lastly, temperature is key to having an even cake.
Once you are all set, remember to evenly
alternate the wet and solid ingredients
while mixing your batter thoroughly.
If you don’t mix your batter enough
you will have a dense cake and if you
over mix your batter, you'll have a flat cake.
Happiness’ Genoise Cake uses
experience for flour, people for water,
money for oil, memories for sugar,
trials for eggs, dreams for baking powder,
criticism for salt, and love for vanilla.
Your attitude is your baking temperature.
Your personality is your oven.
Your choice is your tin.
Your creativity is your wax paper.
Your vigilance is your toothpick.
I hope everyone’s Happiness’ Genoise
turns out airy, fluffy, and decedent.
How I wish people know how much
work it takes from one to bake such a cake.
How I wish they do remember to share it!