Flavors: Friday, October 11th
I thought that, after I made our “brick and mortar” announcement on Wednesday, there would be a huge, dramatic response. I mean, sure, Twitter went crazy. And yeah, we had very nice, full articles written up by Eater, Zagat, and The Braiser (which is quickly becoming one of my favorite websites, so bookmark them). And maybe I have received an overwhelming number of excited emails and Facebook messages from our neighbors here in Bay Ridge, and our phone has been ringing off the hook.
But were we trending on Twitter? No. Did we get a congratulatory phone call from President Obama, or at the very least, Marty Markowitz? No.
So I checked all the newspapers and blogs to find out why exactly they weren’t writing about us, and found my answer. STUPID F***ING BANSKY. Plus the government shutdown and the mayoral election, but mostly STUPID F***ING BANSKY.
Well, two can play at that game, buddy. You want to take it to the streets? I’ll take it to the freaking streets.
Not the spraypaint — not my style. I’m more about the line between permanence and impermanence. How beauty, and we, exist in moments. The transient, the ephemeral. One moment you’re looking at a cupcake. You consume. It’s gone.
In other words, I work with Post-Its.
I’m also quasi-famous for my work in MS Paint, but I
didn’t have time to put anything together for today’s post was so consumed with the excitement of the new store, of the palpability of the hunger of my audience, of the millions of hits everything tagged #bansky was getting……I had to go immediately to the streets.
X, as always, marks the spot. And if you can figure out where, before it blew away, you’ll find the exact location of the new shop. All these photos were taken within 100 feet of the joint. Tweet me a pic of yourself out front, and one random correct person will get a free pastry sampler when we finally open.
When will I reveal the right answer? Next week. I need to milk this news as long as I can, because blogging about things like “filling out permit paperwork” and “interviewing electricians” is really, really boring.
Key Lime Cheesecake: Graham cracker cake, key lime curd, key lime cheesecake buttercream, graham crumbs (yes, I know this is usually a summertime only flavor, but I was in the mood for it)
Dom DeLuise: Pistachio cake, cannoli buttercream, roasted pistachios, candied citron, mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Merlot: Chocolate merlot cake, merlot buttercream, chocolate shavings, black peppercorn
Sweet Potato Casserole: Sweet potato cake, toasted marshmallow buttercream, demerera sugar