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Category: Cakes

Olivia’s 13th Birthday and The Pink Cake from Vintage Cakes’s Julie Richardson

Olivia and the Pink Cake Left to right: Uncle Monte, Olivia and Uncle Andrew  Our god-daughter Olivia just turned 13 this month.  That’s a milestone in any girl’s life.  It’s also a pretty big one in ours too.  Andrew and I went to see her […]

Presenting "The Aunt Sassy", Pastachio Layer Cake from Baked Explorations

It’s been too long since we shared a terrific baking recipe with you. For that I apologize. But after our Christmas baking binge, our house baker has been taking a long rest.  In truth, all our baking is done out at the Beach.  And for […]

Thanksgiving 101 – Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

The Comfort Family’s Farm on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton. A great place to get your pumpkin if you are lucky enough to live on the East End.              Beyond Roast Turkey and Stuffing, there’s nothing that says Thanksgiving more than pumpkin. […]

Orange and Olive Oil Cake

         For us, fall starts bang on Labor Day.  That’s it for Andrew being at the beach.  His real estate business in the city totally takes over his every weekend.  We will be lucky if he gets to Bridgehampton once between then and Thanksgiving.  This […]

The Perfect (Birthday) Party Cake adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking: From My Home to Yours”

         I was quite surprised to see that my Facebook Birthday reminders numbered 10 for this week.  It was by far the highest number I’d seen in a while and I wondered what on earth had caused this minor baby boom.  So I did some […]

Peach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Adapted from “All Cakes Considered”

              One of the most anticipated arrivals at our local farm stand is the peaches.  These deliciously juicy fruits with their beautiful golden flesh are the height of summer’s goodness.  It’s always a struggle to avoid those awful hard and hardly ripe early […]

Andrew’s Flourless Chocolate Cake with the greatest accolade ever and a Meringue Topping to boot!

Roan and the Birthday Girl, Blythe.          Andrew has quite the reputation for providing a great birthday cake.  Last weekend, he outdid himself by making three! Two were for a seventieth Birthday Party and one was for our lovely friend Blythe, who turned eleven.          […]

Blackberry or Blueberry or Raspberry or Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

         Today, I wanted to share a really terrific cake that Andrew made last weekend…twice.  The tangy buttermilk makes the cake so deliciously moist and adaptable to any one of those gorgeous berries that are at our Farm Stands right now.  It lets the flavor […]

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake and Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream with thanks to Melissa Clark and David Lebowitz

        It’s been a long, rainy spring here.  But true to form, we’ve gone directly from complaining about the cold to exclaiming about the heat. It hit the 90s this week which is way too hot, way too early.  Our garden, however, has never looked […]

Lemon Lemon Loaf, a Lemon Pound Cake from “Baked” And a reminiscence about Sara Lee

        There’s something amazingly satisfying about a simple pound cake.  Especially when it’s perfectly made, as were these by Andrew.  The ‘crumb’ of the cake gives it a richness and depth of flavor that’s unlike any other cake.  Infused with lemon flavor and enriched with […]

Bill’s Big Carrot Cake

        This past weekend, we were delighted to have friends from Mexico here for dinner. Whenever they visit, we try to stick to classic American food.  In this case, Ribs, Corn on the cob with Basil Lime butter and Carrot cake.  Carlos and his friend, […]