Anonymous said: Hello my gal! Your writing is so wonderfully fabulous, I’m in love with all of your zach imagines! I was just wondering (when you have the time) if you could do a reader x zach imagine where it’s the reader’s birthday and he organises the day doing what she loves best (pj movie day with loads of snacks) it’s my birthday on Sunday and it would be wonderful if you could :’) (only if you have the time gal!) anyways have a lovely day and I’m off to read all your other writings x
So I had some time to hurry and write this. Happy birthday, anon! Hope this is some of what you were looking for.
ZACH X READER
“Hey, Y/N, what’s the theme this year for the big 1-8?” Sheri asks.
“Your birthday, silly!” The head cheerleader exclaims. “What are we doing?”
“Oh. Uh, I’m not actually doing anything.” Several surprised what’s sound from around the lunch table and you chuckle. “It’s not that big of a deal, guys. I just- I don’t want to do anything this year. I’ll probably just sleep in and eat junk food all day.”
“And your parents are cool with that?” Jessica wonders. “If I didn’t want to do anything, I know my Dad would still make me have dinner with the family at least.”
“Parents left on a cruise this morning,” you shrug. “They’ll be gone for two weeks.”
A small and cute miniature chocolate cake with white chocolate buttercream, crushed raspberries, and lemon curd inside each layer.
I put the crushed raspberries under the buttercream on top of each layer, to give a little tartness between the frosting and the cake. I was really pleased how this turned out- the cake was moist and rich and delicious, and definitely tasted of DARK chocolate (I used unsweetened cocoa powder). The flavors all played nicely with each other. Raspberry, lemon, and any type of chocolate is so my jam.
(As in, I love it. Not as in, “I make preserves out of it.” That would taste strange and not necessarily good.)
And the lemon curd filling didn’t fail! This was my first time making a filled cake and I was convinced it was gonna fail miserably and it didn’t and I’m still in shock a month and a half later. True story.
CHAPTER 9: CAKE, CANOODLING, COCKTAILS AND CONFUSION
Every Sunday, exactly at 9pm, a traffic control helicopter flew over
the City of London, checking that the peace of the night wasn’t
disrupted by a sudden accident or –almost worse– an unexpected traffic
Every Sunday, at 9:03 pm, it flew over the Barbican towers. Three
perfectly grey, elegant, monolithic statues raising towards the sky. Of
course, the people on board the helicopter didn’t stop to wax poetic
about the brutalist buildings. Sometimes one of them looked down and
noticed if the lights on the penthouses were lit or not; but, like good
Londoners, they didn’t care much about other people’s lives, not even if
those other people were rich sods who lived in super expensive luxury
flats on top of an architectural wonder.
If they had bothered to look towards Shakespeare Tower (and carry a
pair of binoculars) on that particular Sunday, they would have seen a
man standing on the balcony of the 42nd floor. A tall blond man, holding a bottle of beer and looking supremely depressed.
Tom emptied the rest of the bottle in one long swig, while his
confused brain tried to make some sense of what had happened after
dinner. It all started so well, he thought. Second date with Hallie, a
home cooked dinner, some jazz music… The modus operandi had been the
same he’d used in countless other dates, only this time he was really
interested in what his date had to say. At least until she had bolted
out, of course. He stood up and staggered towards the sofa, replaying
the dinner over and over in his head and wondering what the hell he’d
done to make a carefully planned night go to shit.
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Raspberry Cream Cake is made with layers of soft white cake
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Oreo Cream Cake includes layers of sweet chocolate cake and
creamy filling, and is topped with Oreo cookie crumbles.
Midnight Silk Cream Cake features layers of rich chocolate
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I went to London this week and had a lovely high tea at One Aldwych. The theme was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Check out the lovely menu cards: I had the Gloop family and my hubby the Beauregarde family.
The savoury part: from left to right a sweet bun filled with coronation chicken salad, rye bread with egg salad, a smoked salmon and herb cheese sandwich, a leek, walnut & cheddar mini quiche and a vegetable mini pie.
My verdict: the coronation chicken was SUPERB. Subtle seasoning, tasted absolutely amazing. The egg salad was boring in comparison. The salmon was lovely. The quiche should have had another type of dough. The dough used was too sweet and too thick and completely overpowered the contents of the quiche. The vegetable pie tasted like julienne soup.
The sweet part: from left to right chocolate caramel milk in a miniature Coca Cola bottle, candy floss, chocolate eggs filled with cheesecake and a mango coulis on top, a raspberry & white chocolate cake pop and lemon meringue pie. Then, in the basket, there were blueberry brioches, scones and chocolate financiers.
My verdict: the chocolate caramel milk was a hit. SO so good. The candyfloss, too, was a revelation. I loved the flavour and the texture. The chocolate eggs… Lovely idea, poor execution. The chocolate egg shell was way too thick and the opening too narrow to comfortably spoon out the cheesecake and coulis (which tasted wonderful). The cake pop looked great but tasted boring. Way too dry and pretty tasteless. The lemon meringue pie, though… Oh my, my mouth starts watering just thinking about it again. Yum! The blueberry brioches were once again too dry - needed a thick layer of clotted cream and jam to make them palatable, which is a shame. A brioche should be nice and moist. The scones were lovely, though, and those chocolate financiers, yum, I could have eaten about a MILLION of those! They just melt into your mouth, and their flavour was just perfect.
Oh, and guess what? I drank chocolate tea with this. Yep, a tea that really smells like chocolate :-) And another thing: you can eat as much of everything as you like. So if you want more coronation chicken or candy floss, you only have to ask :-)
@hazelandglasz, I’d recommend this place if you ever want to take high tea in London :-)
The first time they got left alone together to "start learning more about each other" Sam accosted Bucky, tied him up and threw him in the walk in closet
Sam and Bucky not seeing eye to eye on ANYTHING. Tbh, their families are basically running the show but the few decisions they DO get to make, they disagree on. “I want vanilla cake with white chocolate frosting and raspberry filling” “That’s nice, but we’re getting a different one.” “Who put you in charge?” “My family is paying”
Tuesdate with hubby this morning. After a couple rides we ate at the Beauty and the Beast restaurant called Rose Taverne. Poutine flatbread, enchanted cauliflower sandwich, and grey stuff gateau (white chocolate mousse and red velvet cake with a raspberry center).
Jack’s favorite thing about this restaurant is that they can kiss here. Not make out like desperate teenagers showing off at the mall. Just–Jack is eating his plum crostata and Bitty is enjoying his flourless chocolate cake. He can look up, lean across the table, and kiss his boyfriend.
A kiss like that isn’t a boast or a claim. It’s a promise, soft and sure: we’ll go home tonight together.
I had a cake order for this weekend, and behold! This is what I made: a three layer chocolate cake with raspberry jam filling, rose tinted buttercream frosting and topped with chocolate ganache drizzled raspberries with white fondant flower decoration.
My cake orders are few and far between, (mostly because I’m back in school now and don’t really have time to take on orders) but I am really proud with how this cake turned out. The beginning of this cake making project began catastrophically, actually- I was initially to design a cake with chocolate ganache drips down the side, similar to a cake I made at pastry arts school. However, the pairing with swiss meringue buttercream didn’t seem to work… pouring piping hot chocolate ganache onto the masked cake just made everything slide off. I scraped everything off and began again, churning up thicker spreadable frosting and waiting until the ganache cooled for a drizzle effect onto the fruit topping. Goes to show that giving up isn’t ever an option!