Ravi: Hello, Holly Belle. What are you up to today?
Holly Belle: I'm going to teach Rolf and Paul to bake a cake. The Gotz boys are such good, attentive students.
Patrick: What she really means is that they will believe anything she tells them.
Holly Belle: Okay, boys, let's learn how to bake a cake.
Rolf: Ach, sehr gut.
Paul: I like cake!
Holly Belle: Let's get the ingredients out first.
Paul: Uh-oh, we're out of flour.
Holly Belle: Not to worry. A good cook knows how to make substitutions when necessary. Basically anything that looks like flour will work the same as flour. Like this baby powder, for instance.
Paul: Very clever.
Holly Belle: When you think about it, a chocolate-covered cherry is really no different from an egg. Both have a hard shell and are filled with liquid, with a big gooey thing in the center.
Paul: Ah, okay...
Holly Belle: Make sure you mix everything up well.
Paul: It's hard to stir.
Holly Belle: Now we'll put it in the oven and set the timer.
Rolf: This is exciting!
A little while later...
Holly Belle: All done! What do you think?
Paul: It looks kind of funny.
Holly Belle: Um, well, of course it's not frosted yet. Let's have a little taste.
Paul: This tastes terrible!
Holly Belle: What?!? Oh, I see what you mean. It really is bad. That's strange; I can't imagine what went wrong. Well boys, it's important to remember that a good cook must know how to improvise. I noticed that Daddy Steve bought some raspberry tarts from the bakery...
Rolf: Ach, ist yummy!
Paul: This is so good!
Holly Belle: Oh I just love to bake! We should really do it more often.