Samantha eats cake

Where do you live? i live on the upper west side of manhattan

How old are you? 29

What is your favorite kind of cake? my favorite kind of cake is anything with vanilla buttercream frosting. seriously, i love vanilla buttercream frosting so much that when its on top of a cake, I barely notice what kind of cake it is. i have even, in moments of extreme weakness, made the frosting by itself to eat with a spoon.

What are you awesome at? awesome, hmmm…i know this is pretty dorky, but im absolutely awesome at making book recommendations. i have had a slight (ok huge) obsession with contemporary romance novels (think, nora roberts) for the past 13 or so years. ever since i started writing about the aforementioned novels on my blog, i get asked for recommendations all the time. i think really hard about what to recommend, mostly because i want whoever is asking to love these books as much as i do. i have had some very satisfied customers as of late, and they keep coming back for more, which makes me endlessly, impossibly happy.


The story that goes with the picture: One of my best friends from college got married about 4 years ago. Since then, most of my group has either gotten married (myself included), or is in serious relationships, but 4 years ago, she was the first wedding among us. At orthodox jewish weddings there is usually no official “cake cutting”, but most of the packages at wedding halls come with a cake, so the cake usually just sits there looking pretty and delicious, while some other dessert is served. Weird, I know. This being the first friend’s wedding we attended, we didn’t know this about the cake. We just assumed that at some point they would wheel it away, cut it, and let us eat it. But dessert came and went, and still, the cake sat there. The guests started to filter out and head home, leaving only our friends lingering, and still, the cake sat there.

Another friend of mine and I kept eyeing the cake, wondering what they were planning to do with it since the wedding was minutes from being over. We finally asked our friend the bride, and she told us that they weren’t doing anything with it. The B&G were planning to take the top layer home, but otherwise, nothing. Then she said to us, being the amazing friend and spectacularly cool bride that she is, “grab a fork and dig in.” So we did. We stood, at our best friends wedding, in our shiny brown bridesmaids dresses, forks in hand, and ate straight from the cake. And it was delicious.

Eat the damn cake indeed.

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Does anyone need a book recommendation? 

Samantha’s unroast: i love the way my nails look today. very short, with bright pink polish. very summery and fun, like my nails and i should be sitting on the beach with a fruity cocktail in hand.

Samantha’s blog is called This Heart of Mine. She told me that this is one of her favorite posts– about self-acceptance. It’s also about the book Quiet, which I loved. 

Note: this is the first in what I hope will be a long series of posts featuring readers stories and cake pictures. Send me your picture soon, and tell me something about yourself!


Kate on June 15th 2012 in cake eaters

8 Responses to “Samantha eats cake”

  1. Mara responded on 15 Jun 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    That is such an awesome story! XP

  2. T.K. responded on 15 Jun 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Great cake story! thank you for sharing.

  3. Dorothy responded on 15 Jun 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Ha! That’s a great story!!

  4. Kelli responded on 15 Jun 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Yum! That cake looks delicious!
    That is a really great story about eating cake.
    I think this is going to be a really great addition to your blog.

  5. Karen responded on 15 Jun 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    That is beyond brilliant! This goes on my bucket list right now… Hehe.

  6. Susanna Grace responded on 16 Jun 2012 at 7:22 am #

    “Grab a fork and dig in!” Love it!

  7. Maya responded on 18 Jun 2012 at 10:37 am #

    That’s a hilarious story! I’ve been to Orthodox Jewish weddings with cake (generally actually cut and passed out with the rest of the dessert), or without cake (as was my own, not quite Orthodox wedding), but this one err, takes the cake, if I may say so.

  8. Kate responded on 18 Jun 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I’m glad you think so!!