See that link straight up there? THANKSGIVING ORDERING is now open. By now we’re all acknowledging that we’re not going to be able to make the turkey, chorizo stuffing, maple bacon roasted brussels sprouts, caramelized pearl onions in a spiced yogurt cream sauce, 18-hour apple butter, sweet potato gratin, great-aunt Mitzy’s cranberry chutney AND the dessert in all one go. Let us make the dessert for you. You have no time for this craziness.
Why cupcakes instead of pie? Well, maybe you want pumpkin AND pecan AND chocolate AND apple, but you really can’t justify buying all those pies. Solution? The cupcakes. They are always the solution. And the whoopie pies and brownies are the solution too, because I said so.
But say you really want a pie. Well, if you make it to our new store, which I’ll be posting more about on Friday, you may find some of the pies I usually only make for my family and close friends with the handrolled all-butter pie dough, real fruit fillings, and my special secret ingredient (NOT PCP). You’ll also find cookies and a few other things, but since we’re going to be in “soft opening” our first week, we’re not up to mass producing any of it for deliveries. Plus, we want to make you travel. You earn that pie, dangnabit.
But let’s say you’re still adamant about making your own desserts, or you don’t live in NYC and are going to be attempting recipes from our new cookbook. Join me this Thursday night, 8pm EST on Google Plus for a hangout, hosted by Babette Pepaj of Bakespace, Jeff Houck of the Tampa Tribune, and food editor of the LA Times Rene Lynch. Doesn’t matter if you’re across the US, or across the pond (and very sleepy) in England, you can chat with me live and ask all the baking questions you want.
And if you miss THAT, we’ve got two more events this weekend at the Union Square Greenmarket and the Brooklyn Public Library. And we’re building out the shop. And we have parent/teacher conferences this week. And tickets for Disney on Ice. And between all of that, we still found time to bake. Because we love you so much. And we have bills to pay- that, too.
Bourbon Caramel Apple: Apple cake, bourbon salted caramel buttercream, roasted apple, bourbon salted caramel sauce
PB&J: Vanilla cake, grape jelly, peanut butter buttercream, roasted peanuts
Car Bomb: Chocolate Guinness cake, Jameson whiskey ganache, Bailey’s buttercream
Chocolate Sweet Potato: Sweet potato cake, chocolate marshmallow buttercream, ganache, sugar in the raw