The book is DONE! I think!
(Jebus if you allow this show to be cancelled I will be SO ANGRY. This is the only bright spot I have in my life! Besides, you know, the children.)
I have written, edited and revised 74,928 words (give or take), and now I’ve let my baby go and placed it in the hands of the Penguin/Viking Studio team where they shall caress her into a beautiful shiny book that will reveal herself on October 17th and is going to MAKE your fall/holiday 2013. What is it right now- February? I’ve already figured out what you’re getting everyone you know for Christmas. You’re done. Now you can live the next 10 months of your life free from that burden.
The moment the final manuscript was submitted, Matt and I did the only logical thing: got so freaking sick that we spent the ”two days off with our kids” we planned almost completely catatonic. Apparently if I take NyQuil, I not only become unresponsive for 12 hours, but I also have vivid dreams about pandas, mashed potatoes, and running a flamethrower smuggling trade in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. And when I wake up, Matt will be furious with me as in the middle of the night I will have punched him/kicked him/randomly rolled over and bit his nipple while screaming “CRACKERS!”. For the record, I believe NONE of this, and think me being banished to the couch is less about “preventative measures” as it is “someone wants the bed to himself”.
The important part of all of this is I FEEL BETTER, and we can thank the NyQuill for that. I also might start using it recreationally because that panda/flamethrower crap was pretty freaking awesome. Now other important things:
-Since the book is finally finished and I don’t have to funnel all my creativity/stupidity towards that, I’ll not only be back on the blog, but also spending too much time over on Twitter. And maybe I’m working on some other super secret stuff,…
-Our online store is officially reopen! We are now shipping with a new carrier who have guaranteed us quicker delivery and safer handling of your packages. And to celebrate, we’re offering 10% off our entire stock until Sunday if you enter the code “Snowball” at checkout!
-I’ve posted up the March cupcake schedule, with April’s coming later today (taking requests over on Twitter! Get yours in!). We’re accepting preorders for St. Patty’s Day and Easter, and will be selling our flourless Passover brownies online this year. Planning ahead!
-Speaking of St. Patty’s day, we’ve already started production of Matt’s famous Irish Soda Bread, with a few loaves headed out to Queen City Cupcakes in Patchogue Long Island. Ours is less like a rock, and more subtly flavored with honey and studded with Drambuie soaked golden raisins. Yeah yeah yeah- we all know how much I hate raisins, and how I’ve vowed to never allow them in any of our items. But there’s no way around it for soda bread, and if we have to make an exception to the rule, we may as well rehydrate them in booze. And yes, even I will eat raisins in the context of this bread. It’s that good.
-These puppies are headed to stores as we speak!
Banana Nutella: Banana cake, Nutella buttercream, banana hazelnut praline
Boston Cream: Vanilla cake, vanilla custard buttercream, chocolate fudge
Dark Chocolate Dulce: Chocolate cake, dulce de leche buttercream, dark chocolate ganache, sea salt
Cinnamon Bun: Cinnamon sugar spotted cake, cream cheese buttercream, cinnamon streusel, cinnamon butterscotch