Nancy Leson was suffering from cake envy. For husband Mac's birthday, she'd gone to all the trouble of baking a big deal birthday cake for him But at the party, "a cake that came out of a box" stole the glory from her "multi-layered, gorge-a-mondo" job.
"Stein, are you much of a cake baker?" she asked me.
Not really, but my kid sister Debbie Buchanan used to bake fancy cakes for a living. So we got her on the line from Annapolis to answer Nancy's questions.