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Baking with the Breadmaster

“I’ll take… I’ll take uhh…” This decision was going to be harder than I thought.

by ashjenbff2
Being Green

I turn around and look at her through my glasses, trying to read her expression. Happy, I decide. She’s happy.

by natalia_ivanovna
A Job with a Purpose

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by saqo
 
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"Baking with the Breadmaster" by ashjenbff2
It was a warm, summery day when I strolled through the Neopian bazaar and into the bakery in search of a sweet snack. Inside, I was greeted by a blue Kacheek wearing an apron that was absolutely coated in flour. The sweet scent of pastries and desserts filled the air. I felt my stomach growl. “Yo!” said the Kacheek behind the counter. “Can I help you?” I nodded, and started scanning over the huge variety of baked goods behind the glass cases the lined the walls of the bakery. “I’ll take… I’ll take uhh…” This decision was going to be harder than I thought. “I recommend the cinnamon rolls. Lots of different kinds. We got ya Aisha cinnamon rolls, ya pumpkin cinnamon yurble ears, and the always popular angry cinnamon roll,” the Kacheek offered. “I’m the Breadmaster, by the way. Nice to meet ya.” “Nice to meet you too,” I replied. I had heard great things about the prestigious Breadmaster and his incredible loaves and desserts. It seemed plain wrong to turn down a suggestion from the master himself. “How about just a regular cinnamon roll? Those look tasty.” The Breadmaster reached into the glass case and pulled out a thick, bronzed roll dripping with icing. It was still warm when he handed it to me. “So? Whatdya think?” asked the Breadmaster. The smell alone had me salivating. As soon as I took a bite, I knew the answer to his question. The roll was soft and doughy inside, with a crispy exterior. There was just a hint of cinnamon and a touch of sugar. The icing on top was a perfect creamy compliment to the roll. “That’s the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted!” I exclaimed. “How could you possibly make something so delicious?” “Well… I’ll tell ya what, kid. Usually I don’t let anyone into my kitchen, but since it’s slow today and ya seem like a nice gal, I’ll let ya take a peek while I whip up another batch.” What an honor!




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