Yesterday was mothers day and so I called my mum in Germany, chatted a little bit with her and told her I was making beesting cake (Bienenstich), a cake that is a little bit time consuming (as all yeast doughs are) and so she was sharing with me how in Germany lots of restaurants and bakeries are adopting American pastries like cake pops and cupcakes and that you rarely can find traditional cakes anymore in bakeries, one of the reasons being that its just too time consuming and with that too expensive to make elaborate German cakes that taste good but don’t have the “good looks” like cake pops, sugar cookies or fancy “race car” or “superhero” cakes. 1,210 more words