Bushel of Crabs Birthday Cake (Brady Cake Company)


For my birthday, my roommate Michelle surprised me with this awesome cake she made in the shape of a bushel of crabs!!
Michelle has been creating some of the coolest cake designs I’ve ever seen, and this one ‘takes the cake’.   Check out the old bay container, the crabs crawling out of the bushel and the corn!   Everything you see there is edible except the mallets and the cutting board.

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Bushel of Crabs cake!

On top of looking awesome, this chocolate raspberry cake tasted delicious 🙂

If you live in the greater Baltimore area and have a special occasion coming up, I suggest you get in touch with Michelle to hand craft an edible conversation piece for you.

Check out her site for contact info and pictures of more creative cakes she’s made:  www.bradycakecompany.com

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August 15, 2011
Food, Restaurants



Fractured Prune hot fresh donuts…


Well this was a “vacation splurge”  but I think if you are going to do donuts you should do them right .

Fractured prune makes hot dipped donuts.  You can choose the glaze and topping(s) to add onto each hot cake donut.  They are smaller than say dunkin donuts, but since they are a cake donut they are somewhat filling.

Fractured Prune has a lot of shops in Maryland (several are down at the beach in Ocean city), Delaware, Ohio and Pennsylvania also have locations.

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Fractured Prune donuts

These aren’t healthy.. but they are delicious.
For instance: strawberry shortcake is a strawberry glaze with graham cracker crumbles.  Also shown here are the OC sand (glazed with cinnamon and sugar), Lemon glazed with powdered sugar, Blueberry with powdered sugar, banana glaze with chocolate chip, and “French Toast” (maple glaze with cinnamon and sugar).


Yes they are sweet.  I recommend the lemon and banana ones the most 🙂


April 7, 2011
Food, Restaurants


QueenEarth at Terra Cafe

In my spare time, I am a musician, among other things. Every Friday, I have the pleasure of playing a lunch gig at Baltimore’s Terra Cafe (101 E 25th St.) from 12-2pm. This restaurant is one of my favs for food, atmosphere, and for their support of local musicians and artists. I have a good relationship with those guys (my boys work hard), so good that they gave me an original sandwich creation.

This is the QueenEarth!!!

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QueenEarth fish Sandwich from Terra Cafe (101 E 25th St)

The famous Terra Cafe fish sandwich (I call it famous because any patron who visits the place will be eating a fish sandwich or they will wish they had ordered it when they see your plate), baked or fried, on a bed of leafy greens and tomatoes with a light layer of chipotle mayo, all served on a fresh baked sub roll. You can add cheese. What makes it a QueenEarth vs regular fish sandwiches? I add a healthy serving of sautéed spinach, mushrooms, and onions. It’s heavenly.

I usually order the potato salad (it tastes like Mom’s) but I was urged to try the yams. They make them with pineapple!! Need I say more?


If you order a QueenEarth sandwich, you can also get my EP, Introducing . . . QueenEarth for half price. That’s a helluva deal 🙂

I forgot to mention the desserts. Cakes and pies!! WORD!!

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Terra Cafe Dessert Selection



March 18, 2011
Food, Restaurants