December 29, 2009

First Slice Phobia

First Slice Phobia: the fear of being the first to cut into a dessert. Most often exhibited at social gatherings as referenced in the following case study...

A holiday pot-luck party provided the perfect opportunity to make the full recipe of Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake, complete with fancy piped whipped cream, but when it came time for dessert the guests were eating everything but! Why wasn't anyone trying my tempting and (if I do say so myself) gorgeous dessert? Personally I couldn't wait to try it so I did. And then the hoarde descended.

What is it in human nature that makes people so reluctant to take the first slice? If we didn't want you to eat it, it would have been just as easy to ditch the tights and high heeled boots to stay at home in my jammies, the television with a fork! Not that there's anything wrong with that.

7 comments:

pinkstripes said...

I know what you mean! Which is why I tend to bring single serving items to parties or work...but sometimes you just have to make the whole thing. Your slice looks great!

Susan said...

That is so true! I usually slice my desserts up ahead of time so no one has to be the first to do it. Looks great!

Clivia said...

Agreed. Best to cut a few slices so people aren't scared.
Your cake looks delicious! I got the Lowel light too and it's really helped my photos.

TeaLady said...

So pretty with the whipped cream (?) decoration.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

P.S. I am never shy about being the first to dessert!!!!!

Pamela said...

I'm with Margaret...I'm never shy when it comes to dessert! Glad they decided to have some once you dug in. Looks wonderful!

Karine said...

You are right.. everyone shies away to cut the first piece.

Your dessert looks delicious! Great job :)

Teanna DiMicco said...

People don't want to be the first to cut into anything that is too pretty to eat! And that is SO pretty! Gorgeous job!