The tiny two-counter store is as unassuming as its owner. The name -- Astoria Bakery -- is plain vanilla; a more pretentious man would have called it Jack's.
I can't paint my own speedboating bear, but I can express my patriotism in the best way I know how. Courage? Fidelity? Fighting for justice? Pursuing freedom for all? Impacting those around me for the greater good with my creativity and tenacity? The answer is obviously Flag Cake.
Sit down on the dock of a 400-year-old fishing village. Enjoy your slice of cake bite by bite, layer by layer. Enjoy a few minutes of peace in a place where pirates once roamed and a couple hundred hardy souls still call home.
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The 4th of July is right around the corner. It's time to grab the family, hit the beach, and enjoy one of these delicious cakes. We've pulled our top 4 favorite July 4th cakes so you can pick your favorite or make more than one!
This cake is universally loved because it is intensely chocolatey, extremely rich, and has the appearance of something quite difficult to make, giving it effort points among your guests, even though you will know better.
When the outdoor table is empty, Vincenzo Vaccaro takes a break and a seat. He lights a cigarette and in between smoke rings pours black coffee down his throat.
Strawberries are among the great joys of summer.
I have made banana desserts and many pineapple ones as well, but never have I put them together.
No matter how you slice it, people crave cakes.
Sometimes a light dusting of powdered sugar is all the decoration a cake needs.
As a child in bomb-pocked London, chocolate symbolized Sadie's tie to family, to luxury and to a vague recollection of life without war.
The other morning, I had a vision of the reality of life. It wasn't profound; it was prosaic, ordinary but delicious. The vision was of a cake. In thi...
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We are all going to die. Our parents are going to die. There is nothing any of us can do to stop that. So if you truly love someone, help that person find the most happiness they can during their time on this plane of existence, even if that shortens it slightly. I'd rather have five good years than eight lousy ones.