From the moment I peeled my first purple potato and saw its intense pigment, I knew I wanted to experiment with that bold color in my baking world since pure purple is a difficult color to achieve naturally. When I found a copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon (ironically colored by a wandering green crayon), an idea began to form.
(Left Photo Credit: Monica Gomery)
When I agreed to host Keith and his friend Monica after their bicycle trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, the ideas really began to solidify because Monica has a tattoo of little Harold drawing the moon with his purple crayon. I would welcome the cyclists with Harold and the Purple Cake!
(Photo credit Keith Watson)