Hearing her daughter blurt all this out, Madam Yang was angry and really wished she could pinch her husband’s ear and ask him what he was thinking about every day! Every time she wanted to teach her daughter proper etiquette, her husband would appear and say that there was no need for it. He liked to say that they only had this one daughter anyway, so it would be fine to just find some son-in-law to marry into the family in the future.
Of course, that reasoning only made Madam Yang even more upset. After all, she was still young, so it wasn’t like it was impossible for her to give birth again in the future. Moreover, looking further, her husband might be promoted one day and move up to a bigger place. At that time, it wouldn’t be good if his only daughter was still so unruly.
Perhaps sensing her mother’s anger, Lu Wan’er quickly dashed away and hid behind Su Tang.
“Mrs. Lu, why don’t we all sit down first? I’ve specially made a new kind of cake this morning to share, won’t you come and taste it with Wan’er?” When Su Tang saw Lu Wan’er, who had seemed very brave, suddenly turn tail and hide behind her, she felt a bit amused. However, she still spoke up to interrupt the two and smooth things over.
But if she was being honest, Su Tang really felt that Lu Wan’er’s father’s words were quite correct. In her opinion, rules and etiquette were just a show people put up for outsiders, but it was more important for a person to be able to live comfortably when facing their own people. A person should try to live life. Try to be happy, be at ease, and not bother with too many rules all the time. After all, what was the point?
However, Su Tang also knew that she was a person from a different era, so her perspective was naturally different. Moreover, even in her own era, there had been many social norms and rules that were incomprehensible to ordinary people, not to mention now that she had been transported to this ancient era. Even during her occasional discussions with Song Yi she wouldn’t bother to mention this point.
She just felt that there was no need for her to find unnecessary trouble for herself.
Madam Yang saw her daughter hiding behind Su Tang, a little girl even smaller than herself, and could only feel speechless. At the same time, she loved her daughter and had no intention to ruin this occasion for her, so now that Su Tang had spoken up she decided to give the other party face and sit down for now.
As soon as Lu Wan’er saw her mother sitting down calmly, she happily realized that it seemed her mother wasn’t angry anymore. Thus, she went forward and patted her mother’s shoulder and started to coax her with honeyed words.
By the time Su Tang asked Pu Wei to bring over the cookies and frozen cheesecake that they had just made this morning, Madam Yang had been thoroughly coaxed by her daughter until she was smiling from ear to ear.
Seeing this scene, Su Tang finally understood where Lu Wan’er’s temper came from. With a mother like this, no wonder she was so spoiled.
“Mrs. Lu, Wan’er, please have a taste of these new products I’ve just finished developing today. They are called cookies and frozen cheesecake.” As Su Tang spoke, Pu Wei appeared behind her with a tray in her hands.
There were two small cakes on top of two small white porcelain plates. Mrs. Lu looked up from her daughter’s coaxing and spotted the cakes that Pu Wei had brought over, and she immediately fell into a daze.
She could tell that the cake on the small porcelain plate seemed to be divided into three layers. The lowest layer was very thin and also a golden yellow color, then the next layer was thicker and was a light red color, and finally, the top layer was pure white with a small red berry on top. Overall, the cake seemed ethereal and beautiful, almost like a work of art.
“It’s so beautiful. TangTang, is this also a kind of cake? It’s too pretty.” Before Madam Yang could gather herself, Lu Wan’er had already stood up in surprise and was looking fixedly at the cakes in Pu Wei’s hands.
“If not cake, what could it be?” Su Tang smiled and placed the two porcelain plates in front of Mrs. Lu and Lu Wan’er respectively, and then produced a pair of delicate spoons.
“There’s also one other new product today: cookies.” Su Tang introduced. As she spoke, she pointed to show that, along with the two cakes, there were also four cookies that had been baked this morning on the tray.
“In the end, of course, it should be paired with our Dessert Cafe’s famous pearl milk tea for the best effect.” As a finishing touch, Su Tang poured out two cups of pearl milk tea for her guests.
She gestured politely, “Mrs. Lu, please have a try and tell me if you think there’s anything that needs to be improved.”
Finally, she looked over at Lu Wan’er, “I told you that I would make new products for you to try, and here they are. Why don’t you try them quickly and see if they suit your tastes.”
Su Tang spoke very warmly. Of course, Su Tang and Lu Wan’er were clearly very different types of people. It was often said that simple people always yearned for simplicity, but despite all that, Su Tang still liked Lu Wan’er very much.
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