Cake Isn't Just Cake During a Pandemic. Here's What I Learned Decades Ago About Baking in Anxious Times

When quarantine times began, everyone around me started making sourdough. I baked cakes. Nothing against bread; I just crave the precision of a layer cake, the fiddly work, as it’s called on The Great British Baking Show, a comfort series that I rewatched while making comfort cakes, tarts and galettes. Bread...