None of You Should Worry: I Bake Way Better Cakes than Hostess

Not that I’ve had much time for baking cakes lately. I did bake a decent vanilla one out of Baked by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito a couple weeks ago, but the highlight of that cake was the white chocolate buttercream frosting, which was so delicious that it felt like the cake was getting in the way.

There was a similar phenomenon going on with the maple pecan cheesecake cupcake I had at Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe tonight.

I’ve eaten out a lot this week, and I haven’t gone to the gym once. The most exciting thing I cooked was a fried egg sandwich. I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee.

I got things done at the library, though, and I made progress on The Great Purge. I got far enough with packing that I had to take a couple days off, and I’ve even started getting a few of the things I need to have before I move. In just a few more weeks, budget season will be done, I will be in my new place, and I will be back in my usual habits with cooking and exercising. I’ll be starting to build whatever comes next.

It will be my thirty-ninth birthday.

Perhaps I will bake a cake.


  1. Posted November 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Buttercream frosting is the BEST, I’m sorry to all other frostings.

  2. Posted November 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I would like you to bake a cake… at my house. Do you have Baked Elements? I have it out from the library, and it’s on my wishlist.

    I made my first ice-cream tonight from the Molly Moon ice cream book (Philadelphia style, no egg)– chocolate, with a bit of orange oil. Most of it is in the freezer, but the first three servings were soft serve scoops on cones. It tasted like chocolate whipped cream.

  3. momster
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Kudos!You are coming into the home stretch:)This is a very brave thing,a very difficult thing you are doing.There is so much under the surface of this move.Kudos!

  4. adrienne
    Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Jules, I agree.

    Farida, I haven’t gotten any of the other Baked cookbooks, although I am tempted to. I just have the original now, and it gets me into enough trouble with its excellent recipes. Regarding the ice cream, mmmmm.

    Momster, Thanks!

  5. Heidi
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    We should bake YOU a cake!

  6. Tonderdo
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    I vote chocolate & wine. No baking it’s too much like work.

  7. adrienne
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Yeah, we have got to use that Groupon. Also, you realize we can walk to that place from my new apartment, so we can drink as much as we want? BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!

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