We work the night shift, so I’m always writing the Tumblr WAAAAAAAY past everyone’s bedtime. And every night I think “Maybe I’ll take the night off and not write anything funny, and just post the flavors”. But I never do, because I love you guys and I want to make you smile a little to start your day.
But as you may have seen by my gorgeous pictorial debut in the NY Times, I have been busting my ass for two weeks in the heat, building the new store almost completely singlehandedly. Then I go bake. I haven’t seen my kids enough, so I’m pretty sad & cranky. And now, it’s A MILLION JILLION FREAKING DEGREES. You know what that feels like when you’re baking and you have the ovens on?!?!?! A million jillion and fourteen, that’s what.
So tomorrow, God willing, I will have the strength to do a big beautiful post about everything you can expect at DeKalb on Saturday. Or better yet, follow me on Twitter, because that’s my #1 means of connecting with the outside world, and pretty much all the good content goes there.
But starting right now, folks, I’m checking out mentally, because I am now completely and utterly fried. I’m going to get a solid 5 hours of sleep, then get right back into finishing the container, driving around Brooklyn seeking odds and ends, baking everything for Saturday, and screaming at Matt for absolutely no good reason than the fact he’s my husband and I scream a lot when I’m nervous. Or when I’m bored….it’s an Italian thing.
If you could just do me one favor though- see these cupcakes here? Yeah, they were born on the hottest day of the year, and they’re worried that no one will ever love them. Why don’t you go out and show them what they mean to you by putting one in your belly.
Clockwise from front: The Ebinger, Frutti di Bosco, Dark Chocolate Dulce, Banana Cream Pie
The Ebinger: Chocolate cake, chocolate custard buttercream, chocolate glaze, cake crumbs
Frutti di Bosco: Vanilla cake, wildberry syrup, ricotta buttercream, wildberry compote
Dark Chocolate Dulce: Dark chocolate cake, dulce de leche buttercream, dark chocolate ganache, Maldon sea salt
Banana Cream Pie: Banana cake, vanilla custard buttercream, banana chip, graham cracker crumbs
CAFE AT SAM’S BAKERY- 94th Street off 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge
BAGEL SCHMAGEL: Third Avenue btwn Bay Ridge Pkway & 76th Street, Bay Ridge
CRESPELLA CREPE & ESPRESSO BAR- 321 7th Avenue at 9th Street, Park Slope
TAZZA CAFES- Henry off Atlantic and Clark off Henry, Brooklyn Heights
RADISH- Bedford Ave off N8th, Williamsburg
EASTERN DISTRICT- Manhattan Ave off Eagle St, Greenpoint
BROOKLYN STANDARD: Nassau Ave & Jewel St, Greenpoint
RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND: 284 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook and Roving Food Truck *Whoopie Pies only*
CAKESHOP- Ludlow btwn Stanton & Rivington, Lower East Side
BATTERY PLACE MARKET: 77 Battery Place, Battery Park City