If you make a mistake, blend in the frosting and start again.
Creator Bryan Elsley conceived the idea of Dates in December 2011/January 2012, stating "a date is a very complex and grown up interaction between two people. Everyone knows the difficulty of spending an hour or so in someone's company that you haven't met before.
Once the cake is frosted, draw the lines on with a butter knife.
It seemed to be that there was an almost infinite range of possibilities that could flow from that. Northern lorry driver David arrives at a restaurant to meet Celeste with whom he has arranged a date via the Internet.
'Celeste' arrives but is actually called Mia and proceeds to be offensive to him and the waitress.
M&Ms are good — you can order them by color or pick out the orange and brown ones, but since there are more colors, there are less oranges and browns per bag.
Reeses Pieces work the best for a basketball cake because you only have to pick out (and eat) the yellow ones.