I realized the other day that I’ve written quite a few stories that involve making cakes. Three (drawer) picture books that involve cake and one MG novel where making a cake is part of the story. And now in my latest project, my characters are cooking and working on dessert. [There's also an idea waiting to be written that involves cake.]
I don’t really even have any baking or cake-making expertise, except for around the house kind of fooling around. And an obsession with visiting cupcake shops when we're on vacation. Maybe all this is telling me something—I should be taking cake baking classes instead of writing? Hmm. At least I'd get to eat all the practice versions instead of sticking them away in drawers.
What keeps cropping up in your writing? Do you work to avoid it or try to expand on it?