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March 10, 2010

Bundt and buzz

Bundt cake

What's with all the retro sweets and alcohol all of a sudden?

First we had cupcakes and cocktails at Pazo.

Then we hear about the same thing at Milan.

Now it's Bundt cakes and prosecco.

That's what designer Mitchell Gold is dangling before Baltimoreans to lure them to his book party Thursday night.

Gold will speak and sign copies of his new book, "The Comfortable Home: How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less."

He'll also offer Bunt and bubbly, a combo that apparently reels 'em in.

"Early on, he discovered that two food items -- Bundt cakes and prosecco wine -- drew great crowds, so he ended up featuring a Bundt cake on the cover of his new book," says Vicki Aversa of Aversa Communications, who was promoting the event. "So now, every book party ... features all different flavors of Bundt Cakes from Las Vegas-based Nothing Bundt Cakes and prosecco."

If you're seeking home design help -- or just free cake and wine -- the event is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at The House Downtown in Belvedere Square.

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Posted by Laura Vozzella at 4:41 PM | | Comments (13)


I heard a rumor that there's a marshmallows and Ouzo event at Bad Decisions tonight.

Back in the 1970s, years before Mr. Gold put a Bundt cake on the cover of his book, the late Alan Coren (editor of the defunct humor magazine Punch) learned that the three most marketable book topics in British publishing at the time were cats, golf, and Hitler. Coren duly named his next book Golfing for Cats, and had a swastika featured on the front cover.

Chef Ben Troast @ Regi's American Bistro whips up his homemade Roasted Banana Breading Pudding for dessert and suggest a Double Espresso Martini made with Van Gough Double Espresso Vodka, Baileys and Stoli Vanil Vodka, WOW!!!

He's sending to Las Vegas for bundt cakes? Isn't there someone in town who can make cakes?

Link spam at 8:57 PM! (It's shilling what's probably another Chinese counterfeit footwear site.)

I was thinking the same thing as fellspointer. I can make a pretty decent bundt (with alcohol in the cake!) Surely he should be able to find someone in the city to make him a few cakes.

Apparently, Mitchell Gold always buys his cakes from this company and has them ship them to where-ever he's speaking. I guess that he wants to know that the cakes are consistent.

He coulda called me. The best recipe in my entire box is a bundt cake!

I heard a rumor that there's a marshmallows and Ouzo event at Bad Decisions tonight.

Aaaack! I'm still detoxing from the ouzo at Opa in South Beach this weekend.

Also, any pictures that have surfaced of me dancing on tables have been photoshopped.

I have to say that really is a good combo. Yummm.

Sure, we believe you El Gen! What happens in South Beach does not necessarily stay in South Beach!

What happens in South Beach does not necessarily stay in South Beach!

I believe HIPAA prevents me from commenting further on the matter.


only if you spent time in one of the hospitals or plastic surgery centers, El Gen. BTW, have you ever seen a place with more plastic surgery centers?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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