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Cake Testing. That’s My Job.

Cake Testing. That’s My Job.

Sometimes people ask me how I know my cakes are good. And they aren’t being rude. They mean, “How do you know the EXACT cake you are giving someone is good?” Obviously, I can’t eat the cake I’m giving a customer. That would mess up…

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Pie, pie, my oh my

Pie, pie, my oh my

I went to a pie party last night for RH. She was celebrating her birthday and she made SIX pies. Two were strawberry rhubarb. Two were cherry, peach, plum. Two were mixed berry. Cherry, peach, plum was the best one, in my opinion. While we…

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Dads Like Cake Too. Whisky Cake, that is.

Dads Like Cake Too. Whisky Cake, that is.

If your dad is like mine, he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day. Or, if he does, it’s some gadget. A gadget doesn’t feel special or heartfelt, I think to myself. I want to give him a gift that he’ll really enjoy. Enter: Whisky Wonder…

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Why Birthdays Are Important

Why Birthdays Are Important

This past weekend, I made two gluten-free cakes (Whisky Wonder and Strawberry Rose) for Trilby and Sarah. The two friends were celebrating their birthdays with a joint party. I was so excited to make cakes for them. I’m a big believer in birthdays. On birthdays,…

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Cake for the Single-No-More

Cake for the Single-No-More

I love when my cakes are associated with love. And sex. Sustainable sex, that is. Bachelorette parties mark time. “Now I’m single, now I’m not.” Now I’ll make love as I please, when I please. Thank you very much. This past week, I made my…

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Custom Cake for “G”

Custom Cake for “G”

Every season, I make a handful of fantastic seasonal cakes. Whatever Mother Earth has up her sleeve I have in my cakes. Right now it’s rhubarb. Soon it will be peaches. The fall brings all sorts of¬†autumnal possibilities. I love the idea of having a…

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Stacking

Stacking

The art of the stack. 1. 2. 3.

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Babies like Rhubarb Too

Babies like Rhubarb Too

I recently made a Rhubarb Ribbons cake for a Thursday morning baby shower. It was a lovely gathering on a shady block in one of my favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods. Despite the humidity, the rhubarb ribbons held their shape. Vicky, the soon-to-be mother of three was…

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Kisses

Kisses

After a scoop of ice cream at Teodora in Midtown, I slipped away to the powder room and found this.  

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Why Always Dessert

Why Always Dessert

My mother offered us dessert every night after dinner when I was growing up. It seems extravagant, but like everything, it’s normal when you know no different. My mother is an exuberant woman, and truth be told, delights in excess. So, usually, she offered us…

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