Sorry, once again I'm a bad TWDer. I am moving for the second time in three months. Although Jack and I knew that our current (former) apartment was only a temporary one (we knew we'd be moving again in 3-6 months while we looked for a permanent apartment once we knew what our lives shaped up to be when we got back to NY, ie. where we'd be working and how much we could afford), we didn't know that it would be on the 3 month end of that spectrum rather than the 6 month end. But we found our dream apartment. Gorgeous location on the Upper West Side, stunning prewar building (we love prewar) built in 1901, high ceilings, a big kitchen (Yes! In Manhattan! With an Island!) and a working fireplace. A working fireplace, people! In Manhattan! Le sigh.
Another thing about moving in Manhattan, and any New Yorker can relate, is that if you find a place on Friday, you're moving the following Tuesday. Turnover is fast, people, even in these tough times. If you call a broker in Manhattan, your conversation can go a little bit like this:
Broker: When are you moving?
Prospective Tenant: Well, our lease is up in 6 weeks.
Broker: Call me in 4 weeks.
That's New York living. And I did find my apartment on Friday, only to move on Tuesday.
So again, all of my things are packed. My Halloween extravaganza was the last thing I baked before I packed up all of my equipment. Which means that again I cannot complete my assignment. But I vow to make both this week's and last week's desserts this weekend. Until then, look at this cute skull cake I made! It is a Devil's Food Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. I didn't get to taste it because I didn't have the heart to cut into it and I left the party before anyone else had the heart to cut into it either. But I heard that it was gobbled up pretty quickly, so I'm pretty happy.
On another note, isn't this the happiest skull you ever did see? Not very intimidating.
Click herehttp://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/moist-devils-food-cake-with-mrs-milmans-chocolate-frosting?comments_page=1 for the Devil's Food Cake Recipe.
Click herehttp://www.recipezaar.com/Vanilla-Buttercream-Frosting-From-Sprinkles-Cupcakes-222188 for the Vanilla Buttercream Recipe (courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes. Although I have never eaten a Sprinkles Cupcake, I use their recipes for frosting as if their frosting is the frosting of the gods who only refer to the King Sprinkles version of the Frosting Bible. Sprinkles 31:24. And so it is said.)
And I really don't know why my hyperlinks have been acting up lately.