Levin had this to say about his puckish 1954 short story:
Unlike Rosemary's Baby, in this tale the roles are reversed – with the wife nearly wooed away from her faithful husband.
The 1954 Asbury Park Sunday Press reported:
“The January Ladies Home Journal carried [Levin’s] whimsical story about a young lady who won prizes for her cake baking prowess. The idea for that one popped fully formed into his mind, he says, while he was having a bed-time snack of devil’s food cake in his mother’s kitchen.”
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