Things were quieter with only five of us in the house. Grandson Nathaniel began making his treat for Aunt Lise, and I was amused at the way he checked the cake in the oven. I would have opened the door and leaned over, but he had a better view by kneeling.
Nathaniel put warm chocolate mint cake in a snifter, topped it with ice cream, and presented it to John and me. What a treat! Lise and Julie missed that, because they hadn’t gotten back from taking Patty home.
The next day Nathaniel modeled his uniform from school (Johnson & Wales). He wore checkered pants, white jacket, and white apron. The dark green around his neck denotes a first-year baking and pastry student. The students are required to press the apron with a sharp crease in the front, and it must be pristine. The jacket must have a crease in the middle of the back and creases on the arms. Pockets on his sleeve hold a pen, a Sharpie, and a thermometer. One of the most-used rooms in the dorm is the laundry room, one on every floor. The school provides an ironing board for each room.
Nathaniel prepared the chocolate frosting and used a bit of it to pipe some roses, which he let us eat.
Here is the cake with its mirror glaze.