I asked my parents to buy me an electric mixer (is that the correct terminology?) for Christmas. I always vowed that if anyone bought me a kitchen appliance for a present, I would strangle them in their sleep. Yet here I am… requesting electric mixers. What’s next? Stainless steel mixing bowls? A gold-plated tea kettle? Oven mitts?

But man, life would just be so much easier if I could bake a cake.