August 5, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
One of this year’s low points – the flan disaster
One question about my cake project I get asked frequently is, “Are you sick of it yet?” Back in January or February, I’d have said no. Now, seven months in, my honest answer is “Yes! Is 2013 here yet?” However, baking seven months worth of weekly cakes just doesn’t have the same ring to it as a year does, so I must press on.
But not before having myself a little rant. (more…)
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February 23, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
Let me tell you about the time I melted a cutting board in my oven. I hope this experience provides you with a dash of humor wrapping up in an important safety lesson. Like most people who live in New York City, I’ve never been blessed with a large kitchen. And because of that, I used to store things in my oven. When you think about it, it makes complete sense. It’s a space that doesn’t get used frequently, so why not store kitchen-related items in it?
My first New York apartment was very tiny. There wasn’t even counter space, so I bought burner covers for the stovetop to create extra surfaces. Naturally, I used the oven to store the few pots and pans I owned. Now that I think of it, I don’t believe the inside of the oven was ever used in the one and a half years I lived there with a roommate. And therefore there were never any mishaps with melting the contents of the oven. (more…)
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February 20, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro
The following is a guest post by my boyfriend, Chris. You may recall he was the recipient of Week 2’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake. Enjoy!
In honor of President’s Day, I thought it appropriate to post a tale about the founding of another great entity, Chrina. No, we really don’t call ourselves that, but since I think dated cultural references are funny, I’m going to address the Chris/Nina relationship as such for the duration of this article. Now where was I? Oh yes. Three years and thirty pounds ago, I had asked Weekly Cake founder, Nina, to be my girlfriend. She didn’t have a fancy blog at that time, but she did have a passion for the kitchen and a chubby chaser fetish that I would one day grow into. (more…)
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