Harold & The Purple Cake

July 2009

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)

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