As of late I’ve been up til about 4 or 5 every morning finishing the first draft of our book, always with Hallmark Channel on in the background as they play a two hour block of The Golden Girls every night, followed by one hour of Cheers (though they’re showing the Diane years right now which are really far inferior to the Rebecca years- but that is an essay for another day).
Along with my shows are the commercials for the many many many stupid “Made for Hallmark” tv movies (I know for a fact that they’re stupid because I watch them and I can’t stop myself). And oddly enough, there are a TON of Hallmark movies about cake and/or cupcakes! There’s…
"Operation Cupcake", about a woman who like needs to find herself or something- maybe she got dumped or lost her job- and then she has to bake cupcakes and probably doesn’t think she can do it, but then Dean Cain shows her how and melts her cold cold heart, and then everyone loves their cupcakes and love saves the day! (note I haven’t seen this movie, but this is probably the plot).
"The Sweeter Side of Life", about a woman who’s probably a big time executive or lawyer who’s too career driven to find true love, then she probably loses everything somehow and needs to move back to her hometown to save the family bakery, butts heads with a local who ends up melting her cold cold heart, thus teaching her the meaning of love, family, and home. (note: this movie hasn’t actually premiered yet, but I’m pretty sure that’s the plot).
"Taste of Romance"- driven chef, icy heart, blah blah blah- probably fall in love and get great restaurant review, then adopt a puppy and make a snowman in the moonlight.
"Just Desserts", where Lauren Holly & Costas Mandelor play pastry chefs who try to distract you that once upon a time they were on Picket Fences which was one of the greatest television shows of all time, and now they’re in this crap. (and seriously- why don’t we all talk about Picket Fences more? That show was the center of the universe for a solid 3 years).
Kinda makes you wonder what their next movie will be…..doesn’t it?
(I swear- it’s coming back soon. I promise)
Pecan French Toast: Maple custard soaked cinnamon cake, maple cinnamon buttercream, maple glazed pecans
Cinnamon Bun: Cinnamon sugar spotted cake, cream cheese buttercream, cinnamon streusel, cinnamon butterscotch
S’Mores: Chocolate cake, speculoos pudding, toasted marshmallow buttercream, graham crumbs
Funky Monkey: Banana chocolate chip cake, peanut butter buttercream, banana chip, ganache
If you have yet to experience a single episode of “Let’s Bake The Whole Thing Off”, CLICK HERE to find listings to all four riveting episodes.