Granted, there are some exceptions to this (for example, I wouldn't complain if my bank account were larger...), but overall being small isn't such a bad thing...
For example, when I am checking on to an airplane, I want my suitcase to be as SMALL (and lightweight as possible). No one wants to lug all that extra baggage around.
Problems - who wouldn't prefer to deal with a small problem as opposed to a large, looming problem. This is especially true when it comes to cars and houses.
As I get older, I find that I am much happier with a smaller amount of "stuff" to take care of (although, I have yet to figure out how to downsize as much as I want to...)
See, smaller is better!
I have also decided that the smaller is best approach sometimes also applies to desserts. I love the grandeur and effect of a towering large layer cake, but sometimes there is a certain "specialness" when that same dessert is taken down a notch and served in miniature size.
This week's mocha brownie cake proved the perfect opportunity to "minify". Instead of one 9" cake, I divided up the batter between 12 small heart shaped molds and one 6" cake. Since I am not in the mood to talk about chocolate cake, I will keep the description to a minimum.
The chocolate lovers in my life really enjoyed this (especially warmed up with a dollop of ice cream).
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Mocha Brownie cake can be found here.