All hail the king of pastries. Well, this is probably the spoilt child princess of pastries, but you get the idea. The recipe for my Healthy Birthday Cake Confetti Doughnuts is finally here and you won’t regret the few minutes spent putting these together for the OOOH’s and AAAH’s that you’ll get.
Should old acquaintance be forgot and never something… Something!
Yes, it’s New Years Eve in New York City and we live a block away from Times Square madness. Guess where we are going nowhere near? THE BALL!
New Yorkers in general avoid TSQ because:
2. Nothing is there that you can’t get elsewhere
This time of year, there’s added incentive. That being said, I’m not a regular New Yorker. Hell, I’m not a regular person. That’s beside the point. Yesterday, I finished up at @equinox on W 50th St which is situated on Broadway just north of Times Square. I had a half hour until I started work and it was FREEZING, so I was planning on taking the subway ONE STOP, getting off at Times Square station and changing to the shuttle to take me ONE MORE STOP to work. THAT’S how cold it was.
The Production nerd in me had something else to say about that, though. This is going to be the site of the biggest party in the US tomorrow night with the eyes of the world trained on a teeny ball underneath a Toshiba sign on top of a building surrounded by LED screens. That statement highlights how strange we are as a society, but it also sparks such excitement in me that I just had to walk in the freezer that was Manhattan to see all the set up.
It’s always strange to see Times Square in the morning before everybody is up, but to see it filled with temporary stages, brash and colorful branding and more tech than you could imagine is one of the joys of my nerdy life. Even as my fingers started to seize up and go numb, I pulled off my gloves so that I could take some snaps of the ball and the lighting and audio rigs.
So, for all intents and purposes, I really DID do TSQ for NYE but I avoided everything that I hate about the party. Score!
Now, I digress, let’s celebrate the year that was and the year that will be with completely natural birthday cake doughnuts! The rainbow sprinkle recipe was shared when I made a rainbow cake in celebration of Marriage Equality passing in Australia.
Happy New Year, SALTy friends!