This cassis mousse cake is fruity, sweet, soft and so beautiful. A stunning way to highlight the black currant.
Some days I lapse into moments where there’s a thunderstorm imprisoned in my mind and lightning bolts surging through my veins. I can’t sense anything above the chaos of dark thoughts churning and seething – not the sound of a Steinway piano played by angels’ fingertips or the perfume of a vaseful of ivory gardenias. I’m trapped five hundred feet underwater where there’s so little light I might as well be blind, and all I want to do is to crash and
so that I can sink no lower.
I want to hurl a bowling ball at a window and hear the strident shatter of multitudinous glass shards as they fall to the filthy concrete floor, I want to apply layers and layers of charcoal black eyeliner and mascara so thick that traces stubbornly remain several showers later, I want to walk in the middle of rain so deadly torrential that even hundred-year-old trees bow their branches in defeat. I want to flirt with danger, hop on a plane to a destination sixteen hours away, dissolve silently into a crowd of nameless faces.
I think we all have those days. Days on which your facial muscles ache from a milisecond’s attempt to smile and your vision is blurry from the tears you fought so hard not to shed. Somehow society expects you to wipe those tears off at home – use as many tissues as you want but make sure your eyes are dry as a desert before you go out – and say that you’re fine. Tell the story of your struggles, but end it on a happy note. But sometimes it feels like that darkness will never disappear no matter how much you long for light to replace the shadow, and you know what? I say embrace it.
Dance in the damn downpour and twirl in the thunderstorm.
Because that experience has made you who you are – more complex, more empathetic, pure human.
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After successfully producing her first batch of chocolate chip cookies at the age of twelve, Amanda has since become a baking fanatic. She likes to make a variety of desserts and documents them on her blog, Crumbs and Cookies. While eating the final product is usually the best part about baking, she secretly finds the process even more fun. You may also find her on Instagram @carramellatte and Pinterest @crumbsxcookies.