The Giant Cupcake

by Sukruti Anah

She stood across me in her flushed pink apron tossing eggs through flour between bursts of icing sugar and a hint of vanilla essence. I watched the giant cupcake come to life. It rose through the warmth of the oven and was then smothered with generous layers of fresh strawberry jam and thick double cream. And then the swirls ascended into the warm summer air only to sprinkled down with sweet pink nothings that seemed to leave an impression in the soft cream frosting. And when it was time to settle into it, the giant cupcake was neatly (and skilfully) sliced into giant slices and slowly devoured with a glass of white.
Cake Baked by Rosie, Devon