On a recent trip to Germany, I stayed in the Sofitel Frankfurt Opera hotel. The Sofitel prides itself on its world-class service and attention to detail. They utterly surprised me when I checked in. To my delight and astonishment, Matthias Schulze, the hotel Butler, had done some research on me before I had arrived. He found out that I was a cookbook author, and asked the pastry chef to prepare this dainty cake in the shape of my Age Gracefully Cookbook. What a thrill!