It's definitely a cake for the uncle & auntie generation who grew up with Kenny Rogers, Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Donny & Marie, & Anne Murray. And it really went down well with them tonite.
We realised that there is always a sentimental attachment to a type of cake that is hot during their time, and that stays with them. And it is pretty hard for it to cross over to another generation younger than them.
We hypothised that the trend must have started off with local egg rolls, traditional kuih, pandan kaya yam sponges, fresh cream cakes, and now rich cheese & chocolate cakes, and probably going into French gateaus, mousses & petite fours in the younger generation to come. We'd never thought so much of the link between cakes & generation gaps, but it is interesting to realise that it's there. Good God, Nee is already spoiling little kids with expensive Dark Belgium chocolates in her cakes, setting the next trend to come.
But for now, let's just eat & enjoy the family reunion. Happy Chap Goh Meh to all readers of Greg & Nee!