What is that noise coming from Alice’s kitchen? The banging of crockery; the crashing of cutlery; the sound of a drake muttering curses under his breath?
Julius, with the utmost romantic intentions, has decided to make his beloved wife Alice a special cake for Valentine’s Day. However, he is discovering that there is more to this “baking” malarkey than meets the eye.
He starts off well by asking his friend and local cake expert Duncan for a recipe. “This one is foolproof!” Duncan assures him. What could go wrong? Poor old Julius is about to find out.
How do you “castor” sugar? How do you “cream” butter? ( Why not just use cream?) And how on Earth do you fold flour?? Perplexed by the unfamiliar jargon, Julius begins to lose heart. And this is before he discovers that his little Darling Ducklings have helped themselves to the “special” chocolate he needs for the icing, neatly replacing the wrapper.
It seems as though the odds (as well as the cake tins) are stacked against our intrepid chef. Will his efforts to bake Alice a delicious offering of his love come to fruition, or will everything (including the kitchen) go up in a puff of smoke?
All will be revealed in the next episode, in which we meet a Mysterious Stranger and her Small Duckling …