ode to ina: chocolate cakes + roller skates

Our friend, London, had two requests for his recent birthday: chocolate and fun. So, what’s more fun gay than an Ina Garten cake recipe and 10 grown men roller skating?! Not much, friend. Not much.

    

    

Much like looking like a normal human being while dribbling a basketball, baking an intact layer cake is a skill that has always eluded me. More on that later. But, I did it! And London loved it! Yes, he eats cakes like this and looks like he does. Sometimes God gives with both hands, folks.

    

This cake is a delicious and simple chocolate masterpiece whose cake and icing are infused with coffee. Everyone loved the cake, except for my roommate, who actually turned up his nose to the idea of anything coffee-flavored. Mind you, this is the same person who tried to eat bittersweet baker’s chocolate after taking an Ambien.

    

    

PS – Few things in my life compare to gayness of icing a chocolate layer cake resting on a vintage cake stand while aggressively and passionately belting out Mariah Carey’s ‘Always Be My Baby.’

    

    

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