Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Glued to the news, I find it so hard to digest that leaders have reacted so slowly to the spread of the Covid-19 and that we have no choice but to stay home for our own safety, for the safety of our loved ones while we watch the world to come to a standstill. Yesterday's news that we should sacrifice lives in order to save the economy is downright insanity.
Thank goodness for NY's level-headed leader Governor Cuomo who said: "My mother is not expendable. Your mother is not expendable. We will not put a dollar figure on human life. We can have a public health strategy that is consistent with an economic one. No one should be talking about social darwinism for the sake of the stock market."
Needless to say, I found a bit of comfort in baking this cake for a photoshoot for my upcoming book, but realized that I didn't have enough confectioner's sugar... but guess what? There was no need to run to the store (not exactly what I would call 'essential', haha.)
It's super quick and easy to make at home with sugar, cornstarch (optional) and a high-speed blender
Depending on how much you need, blend 1 cup of cane sugar with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. The cornstarch isn't necessary if you're using the icing sugar right away, but if you are making a big batch, it helps to prevent the sugar from caking.