Hey everyone it’s Matt. I know you’re all expecting Allison to be here writing the blog as she’s the good writer in the marriage and I’m just here to be eye candy.
Eat your heart out, America.
As you can imagine, Allison isn’t in the best shape right now, and is ordered to be on bedrest and lots of painkillers, so I, with the rest of the Robicelli’s team and the help of some good friends, will be picking up the slack for her over here on the blog for a while so she can focus on healing. I don’t know when she’ll be back full time because she’s already yelling at me that she wants to work because she’s my thick headed stubborn wife and she’s not good at sitting still, even when she’s in horrible pain. Right now she’s yelling at me from the bed that I better not make spelling mistakes and to use good grammar, because she knows that’s not my strong suit. One time I wrote her a love letter and she corrected all the run on sentences and punctuation.
However, the show will still go on. We still have cupcakes, brownies, whoopies and loaf cakes going to stores three times a week. You can still expect to see Robicelli’s at this years NYC Food and Wine Festival, even if my wife won’t be with us. And we’re still working on some new locations and planning for the holidays, even if this has thrown a monkey wrench into some of the things we were thinking about. If there’s one thing I think embodies Robicelli’s, is that we have never been quitters, no matter how difficult things get.
Allison told me to thank you all for all the nice emails and messages you all have sent. They’ve been one of the only things that have made her smile for the last few days, so I’d like to thank you for them as well. And I want to thank you for reading all of this even if I’m not as good as a writer as she is. I am really good at baking though, so you should go out and buy yourself something delicious today as proof of that. My personal favorite cupcake of all our 200+ flavors is out today: Pecan Pie!
Clockwise from front: Pecan Pie, Brown Sugar Pumpkin, Pear Mascarpone, The Tina
Pear Mascarpone: Pear cake, mascarpone buttercream, pear chip
Pecan Pie: Pecan molasses cake, vanilla buttercream, molasses glazed pecans
The Tina: Chocolate almond cake, vanilla buttercream, roasted almonds, ganache
Brown Sugar Pumpkin: Brown sugar cake, chocolate pumpkin buttercream, chocolate drizzle, demerara sugar