The Pastry Chef and the Business Man

– Chapter Five –

 

The pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie was now very tired from working so hard beating and whipping and baking and icing and having so little sleep, and even though he still wanted to earn a reputation for his little patisserie as the best patisserie ever purchased by a pastry chef, he no longer cared if he offend the very official looking business man.

Worse still, the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie no longer cared about making any cake of any kind let alone the absolutely most magnificent cake there has ever been for the very official looking business man’s wife’s birthday.

With that, the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie did something that pastry chefs who wanted to earn a reputation for their patisserie as the best patisserie ever purchased by a pastry chef should never do.

He took the double layered chocolate cake with royal icing and roses carefully crafted that he had made the night before, scrapped all the icing back into a mixing bowl and added the contents of five bottles of hot pink food colouring.  He then mixed it all together, but only until it resembled some silly shade of pink.

He then slapped the icing on and between some of the layers he salvaged from the double layered chocolate cake with royal icing and roses carefully crafted that he had made the night before.  The pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie didn’t care that the icing was flecked with cake crumbs.

He didn’t care that it was not the absolutely most magnificent cake there has ever been and the next morning the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie was ready to sell a cake to the very official looking business man.

The next day, at 9:00 am sharp, the little door bell jingled as the very official looking business man stepped into the little patisserie purchased by the pastry chef.

The absolutely most magnificent cake there will ever be.

The absolutely most magnificent cake there will ever be. Image source.

“Here is your wife’s cake, the absolutely most magnificent cake there will ever be,” said the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie.

But before the very official looking business man could say, “Oh no, that won’t do,” with his big, booming voice, the pastry chef who purchased the little patisserie took a deep breath, stood a little taller and said …

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