The Gingerbread Man! Like Sippity Sup, the Gingerbread Man is a leading man in a nursery rhyme. The Gingerbread Man is a likable guy, if you like rhyme that is. But if you’re one of those people who developed a crush on the Gingerbread Man based solely on his catchy phrases (and boyishly, arrogant attitude), then I’ve got a romantic buzz kill for you. This Apple-Ginger Cake is an unabashed adversary to the Gingerbread Man. This is a cake that can explain why the story of the famous cookie – nobody could catch – was only laughing at himself.
In the story he was running from adversity. “Run Run as fast as you can, You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!”
Yes, he outran the little old woman and the little old man. Sure the pig and the cow and the hungry horse couldn’t catch him. He was too fast for them.
But if you remember the Gingerbread Man came at last to a river. He knew he could not get across the river. He was made of flour and sugar after all. So he joined forces with a fox.
Well, I respectably offer that this Apple-Ginger Cake is a bit like that fox. This Apple-Ginger Cake says it just wants to help. But if I were the Gingerbread Man I wouldn’t trust this cake any further than I could throw a fox.
Because, like that fox, this Apple-Ginger Cake has an ulterior motive. In the story they say it this way:
“No sooner had they reached the other side, than the fox tossed the gingerbread man up in the air. He opened his mouth and ‘Snap!’ That was the end of the gingerbread man.”
I’m not saying that this cake wants to eat the Gingerbread Man. But, sitting side by side, I’m quite sure you’d pick the spicy zing and moist texture of this apple-studded cake over the catchy rhymes of some old, dried-out Gingerbread Man. GREG