Danielle was stopping by to see her friend Katie who is working at the local bake shop. They planned to get together for lunch today. So, Danielle thought she would keep her friend company until it was lunch time. Katie was mixing ingredients to make some mini carrot cakes. Once everything was mixed, she poured the batter into small cake pans and then put them in the oven and set the timer. She walked over to the table where Danielle was sitting and they shared of a cup of tea. They also shared a plate of oatmeal raisin cookies that Katey made for her earlier today.
“What is on the bake sheet for today?” Danielle asks as Katie checks the clipboard with the list of cakes she has yet to make today.
As Katie reads the list, she tells her, “Well, the carrot cakes are in the oven, then they will be done. Next up is vanilla cake with chocolate icing, then a chocolate cake with buttercream icing and rainbow sprinkles on it. So, not too much more. I can make them after we come back from lunch.”
They used to be roommates, but Katie wanted to find a place closer to the bake shop. When she lived with Danielle, the commute was about an hour. She found a cute little efficiency apartment a block away. This works out great for her, she is able to come in early and get things set up and make sure the display case is filled before the door opens for the day.
Katie was taking the carrot cakes out of the oven and putting them on a cooling rack, she didn’t notice that Danielle had walked over to where the bowl of buttercream icing was sitting, Danielle was watching her take the cakes out and waited until she closed the oven door. Then she waited until she turned around. She had a spoon with some icing on it, ready to fling it towards Katie.
With a smirk on her face, knowing what Danielle was going to do, she warned, “don’t even think about it.” As she warned her, Katie grabbed a spoon and put some on her spoon, ready to fling it at Danielle. For a second, neither one of them moved. Seeing who would make the first move.
Katie was the first to fling the icing. Hitting Danielle in the middle of her forehead. Then Danielle flung hers, hitting Katie on her cheek. And the food fight was on. Katie grabbing an egg and smashing it on the top of Danielle’s head. Danielle grabbed a handful of flour and flung it at Katie. Creating a cloud of flour. They both were reaching on the table not sure what they were grabbing and flinging it towards each other. Everything was flying, flour, sprinkles, icing, handfuls of butter. The floor became slippery and they both fell to the floor. Laughing so hard they couldn’t breathe. The kitchen was a mess. And they were covered from head to toe.
When they caught their breath and looked around them, they knew if they didn’t clean this up before Katie’s boss came back in about an hour, Katie was going to get fired. So for the next hour and a half, they wiped down the counter, washed all the dirty dishes, mopped the floor. Making sure there was no evidence left of the food fight they just had. Katie got them to clean shirts with the bake shop logo on them so they had something clean to wear outside. They could walk to Katie’s apartment and get cleaned up. Susan worked the counter and came in at the end of them cleaning up and just chuckled and went back up to the counter saying nothing. Katie knew Susan would not say anything to the manager. After everything was cleaned up, Katie took the mini carrot cakes and put them in the display case. Then Danielle bought a few cookies and they were on their way.
Walking up the stairs to her apartment, Katie said, “That was a close one, I thought Linda would have been back before we got everything cleaned up.” Danielle was giggling as she followed her up the stairs. “Yea, I thought so too, but it was so worth it.” After they got showered and changed, Katie ordered a pizza and the relaxed and watched a movie. They ended up falling asleep on the couch. Cleaning up all that mess exhausted them. But it wouldn’t be the last time that they would do that again.
Sometimes going in early has its advantages.