Is a cake an appropriate present for a man who a) is a sporting ace and b) works in an industry where looks are all and cake is evil? Well, it’s only a virtual cake, but I did bake this with *you* in my mind, Richard.
And as a special present for you, I have eaten it myself:
It is a vegan red wine chocolate cake. Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but I thought this was right up your street. Ok, I baked it because I had to find a way to use up left-over wine, but boy, this cake really has your name on it. I think I will christen it the Armitage cake!
And is there a better thing to associate someone with than something that is sweet, yet has bite, comes with deep, rich flavour, yet melts smoothly on the tongue, is pleasantly rounded, yet has some surprising contents, and is delicious in every way? I hope it’s not too sickly sweet when I say that I associate those attributes with you. You have shown much sweetness in your interaction with fans and with your humble demeanour in a cut-throat industry, yet your recent Twitter communications have had bite. You come with a deep, rich voice that is like melting chocolate for the ears, and you have well-rounded talents that you continue to display in surprising ways. You are – forgive me for being so forward – delicious to listen to, to read, and to look at. And unlike my Armitage cake, *you* will never run out. Wishing you continued success with your career, roles that challenge and fulfil you, encounters that enrich you, and the confidence to be yourself. Much love, ❤ Guylty
PS: Here’s the real birthday present for you: Your fans have as of now managed to bid and donate so much for the Birthday Auctions that we can sponsor FIVE shelter kits for Syrian families. Thanks for bringing us together and inspiring us to take action for those who need our consideration.