Today I volunteered to serve cakes at Central Park amidst the birthday festivities in downtown Davis. There were 100 birthday cakes, large ones, at that – it was sort of like being in cake heaven…free cake heaven. Emphasis on the free.

When there’s too much of a good thing, people need to be reassured that it’s real: “These are…free?” / “I can have more than one slice?” My response: “Free! Have as much as you want!”

I’ve never seen so many cakes in one spot in my life, all shapes and sizes and flavors. They were devoured quickly.

I loved the water tower cake. It was like something straight out of the Ace of Cakes on Food Network.

There are all sorts of silly events planned in lieu of our university’s hundredth birthday. UC Davis makes me feel like this: