Monday, August 17, 2009


This summer has been weird and stressful and crazy. And maybe I've been indulging in Pacificos a bit too often.

Without getting into it all, I'm just going to post a few pics of what I've been up to. Then I'll try to keep up on this blog more often.

Also, thank you to the kind folks who apparently read this blog and have been asking to see more of my junk. I really appreciate it.

Here's that Fire Island cake from my last post:


I wasn't able to get many good pics after I finished this cake, due primarily to the "indulgence factor" in play, as mentioned above. I had too many beers, ok? Sheesh.

I made a giant chocolate banana cream cheese cake. It's banana cake with fresh bananas and chocolate-banana ganache filling (my own recipe), and cream cheese frosting with fresh banana slices on top.




I kept the bananas from browning by spritzing them with lemon juice and freezing them solid.

Here's a red velvet cake I did for a big party at work for everyone who is a Leo.


(When I look at that one, I can kind of tell my heart wasn't in it.)

Also this summer, my refrigerator was broken for two weeks, my camera finally died, and an important relationship in my life ended. Or is "changing," I guess. Or some crap like that. I dunno. It's very hard for me and it sucks.

But something amazing also came into my life this summer. Her name is Loretta, and she's pretty great.


Turns out, she's a whiz in the kitchen, and she likes home improvement projects, too!


I have another cake coming up this weekend (some sort of chocolate raspberry confection, as yet to be determined). And next month, I'm making my first ever wedding cake. I'm still trying to work out a flavor combination. Also, it's in Provincetown, MA, so I'll be traveling for that one. It's going to be logistically tough, but I'm excited for the challenge. I like planning stuff like that out.

That's it for now. Again, and as always, thanks to anyone who clicks on a link or Facebook or MySpace or Sparber's blog to come to my blog to read what I'm doing. I'm changing this site into a website soon, but I'll keep the blog going on the side.

Ok, bye.


Joe Randazzo said...

Welcome back! Glad to see/hear you'll be posting more soon. Really enjoy the blog.


Edd said...

The Banana cake looks amazing sounds so tasty too

john said...

love your blog man...
it inspires me to bake more for me and boyfriend!...we love cooking, baking, eating and drinking.
BTW I think its totally funny that you got busted for not having cream cheese frosting on your red velvet cake!!!
don't the uninspired bastards get you down! (although, i have to say you can't beat cc frosting on red velvet cake)
-john in manhattan