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Francis is Fifteen

Felix and I baked a cake for Francis’ birthday on Sunday. Choosing what kind took me a while. This is his first birthday away from us – how odd! Usually he’s here to order what he wants, but I wanted to surprise him since we were going to visit him at school. I was tempted […]


I love cake like nobody’s business. I love the thing of cake, iced and promising tastes and textures, and I love the idea of cake, manifesting birthdays and other special occasions. I went through a phase in my twenties where I tried to squeeze all my feelings about someone into their birthday cake. As the […]