Designed as a fundraiser, this year’s cakes were judged by two gracious Whole Foods cake decorators who didn’t actually taste the cakes, but judged them on their appearance, design, creativity, and in some cases, nerve. In the end, it didn’t really matter if your cake tasted the best. The cakes were auctioned off to the highest bidders, with the Pack Master bidding $100 for the cake he baked with his son. You’re right if you guessed that we purchased our cakes ($30 and $35, respectively) and brought them back to The Cookery. Dad’s happy to be acquainted with the makings of buttercream frosting and the Scouts are working on ideas for next year. We’re having cake tonight . . .
When 10 pounds of potatoes and a couple dozen ears of corn show up unannounced, welcome them home to the chowder pot. After transforming our