Monday, March 28, 2016

Release Party Recap

Yesterday was both Easter and the day my first novel, Shell Shocked, came out, so I had to celebrate. I baked a phallic cake and have a little recap for those who missed it on Twitter:

I started out strong with my supplies and a generous helping of Spumante + pomegranate juice, ready to bake the best penis cake the world had ever seen.

Then came the boring steps: mixing and pouring. It all fit in the mold, and I was feeling very good about my cake making skills.

While my cock cake was baking, I decided to give myself the fun I never had as a child. All $1 of it. Watching those dinosaurs hatch from little celebratory pill eggs was magical.

Unfortunately, the smell of burning alerted me to a cocktastrophe in progress. The cake was speedily removed and tended to, and then I ate the evidence.

While the cake went back in the oven to get nice and hard, I moved onto egg dyeing. I sadly had no red, so shades of green it was!

Finally the cake came...out of the oven. I set it to cool near my amazingly artistic eggs.

And there you have it! A cock cake and egg-themed release party. Yes, I did bite into this cock cake. Yes, it was pretty all right. Yes, I did drink all that Spumante.



Monday, March 14, 2016

A Pie for Pi Day

I hope everyone is having an excellent Pi Day! Unfortunately I have to confess that I am not participating this year, even though it's such a great reason to eat all the pie. But I can blog about pie, and so I will.

Recently I've been spending a lot of time working on the sequel to my upcoming novel, and I wanted to keep offering recipes like I did in the first (spoiler: there will be recipes!). Which of course means I have to develop the recipes. It's delicious work, but somebody's gotta do it.

What all this means it that I ended up making two whole pies last month to get a couple of good recipes for more summery dishes, and I just really wasn't about to make yet another pie to celebrate today. I will just have to let the memory of pie suffice.

This pie was a really fun (and easy!) one to make--it's supposed to be Dom's recipe. He's not a good cook. And really, the pie itself doesn't look that great, but trust me, it tastes like summer. Which is just what I was going for.

I guess I'll have to live pie-cariously through it for now.