Cake Tasting & Cake Studio Tour (wiaw)



Monday was a fun day for me this week because I had a meeting in the city that centered not only around talking about cake, but eating cake. Let’s discuss!


I am still on the English muffin with peanut butter kick for breakfast and I am loving every bite. Aside from Saturday when I went back to oatmeal for breakfast for my long run, English muffins are working so much better for me at the moment, both before and after I run.

I switch between these two types of muffins from Trader Joe’s depending on my mood.

Trader joe's english muffins

I have half before I run and half after, both with banana, peanut butter and a drop of jelly. So delicious with a cup of coffee!

english muffin with peanut butter


I took the train around lunch time to get into the city for a meeting. Normally I drive in to the city but lately, and I swear it’s because I am getting older, I have zero patience not only for traffic but for city driving.

I contemplated grabbing a Red Mango parfait when I got to Penn Station but opted for just bringing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread in my bag to eat on the train.

It took me a few minutes to realize I basically had the same thing for breakfast. Who can get tired of peanut butter and jelly though?! Always the perfect portable meal.

peanut butter and jelly

So my meeting for work was at RBI Cakes which I think is the best place to have a work meeting.

Ron Ben-Israel, who you may recognize from Sweet Genius and Cake Wars, is such a lovely man whenever I have the chance to work with him. He creates the MOST AMAZING WEDDING CAKES I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Our meeting on Monday was at his cake studio and he was kind enough to give me the full tour before our meeting and then served cake during our brainstorming session.

with ron ben israel

You may recognize my pal Dina in this picture. Not only do I love my job but I get to work with one of my best friends. Gosh I have a lot to be thankful for!

I got to see the studio in action which was super cool for someone like me.

RBI Cakes

I was in the refrigerators looking at the cakes that were getting ready to be frosted and assembled too!

RBI cakes

So the cake tasting. My goodness. We enjoyed so many delicious combinations while discussing the details of an upcoming webinar we are working on together.

I absolutely adored the spice cake with the Mexican hot chocolate filling but really, I loved them all. How could I not?

cake tasting at rbi cakes

After our meeting, I met up with a friend quick at Starbucks before catching the next train home and he treated me to my first red cup of the season.

red cup


So I took the train line back towards where my parents live because my dad was watching my son who decided he didn’t feel well and couldn’t go to school. Isn’t that how things happen?! The one day I need to be in the city?!

Anyway, my dad picked me up from the train and we went back to their house for dinner which was my favorite grandma pizza and salad combination from La Piazza.

pizza and salad

I snagged some Trader Joe’s chocolate chips right after dinner. My dad keeps his chocolate chips stashed in the freezer which is where we used to keep our “chocolate stash” when I still lived at their house.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you aren’t running in a Turkey Trot tomorrow, I recommend you check out my Turkey Trot Running Workout Roundup from last year which gives you great workout choices for tomorrow morning before you enjoy the holiday.

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Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!

What are you making for Thanksgiving?

Favorite cake and filling combination?

Are you running in a race tomorrow?

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