November 21, 2001
For about 80 years, my great-aunt, mother and I have made something like the oat cake you describe("Fetes, Soups and Charity," Nov. 7). Except after the frosting is spread on the cake, place the cake under the broiler until the frosting bubbles up, the sugar melts a bit and some of the coconut browns on the ends. Much better! ALONA HINZ Via e-mail
March 14, 2008 |
Four guards at a prison in central Denmark who ate a cake baked for them by inmates were hospitalized with suspected narcotic poisoning. Minutes after eating the cake in the wing of Nyborg prison that houses members of the Black Cobra motorcycle gang, a female guard complained of not being able to feel her hands and legs. Lars Erik Siegumfeldt, a spokesman with the Danish Prison and Probation Service, said the guards would not have been suspicious of the gift. "Normally the guards and the inmates are very close in the Danish system," he said.
December 18, 2001
Re "U.S. to Launch Operation Dessert Storm," Dec. 16: Is this country crazy or what? The Times reported that we are dropping 46,000 pounds of cake on the Afghans to celebrate the end of Ramadan so they can share sweets with the family. Meanwhile, back here, our homeless wander the streets hungry and some in our military are on food stamps. This is a national disgrace! Herb Franck Coronado
October 4, 1990
In the article "secret-ingredient cake" (Sept. 6), Ruth Roberts, director of child nutrition services of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, seems very proud that she succeeded in getting the children to eat their green beans. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of green beans and the cake serves 24. This means each child receives less than 1 tablespoon of green beans (assuming the beans are evenly distributed). The child would have to eat the whole cake to receive any nutritional value from the green beans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1985
A man held up a fast-food restaurant Thursday morning and by so doing earned a nickname from the Huntington Beach police: the Brownie Bandit. Police said a man in his late 30s entered the Bob's Big Boy restaurant on Adams Avenue near Brookhurst Street about 10:15 a.m. and ordered a sack of brownies. Then, covering his face with a handkerchief, he pulled a handgun on the waitress and also demanded money. The man escaped with the brownies and about $100, police said.
July 17, 2009 |
Katy Mancewicz's bathing suit was a mess, covered with grayish goo. She'd never been dirtier, or happier. "We are having so much fun. We've decided to become children today," said the 24-year-old English teacher. Every July, for at least a while, this town's name is mud. The city of 100,000 gets down and dirty in what has become one of South Korea's most participatory summer spectacles: the Boryeong Mud Festival.
February 16, 2012
MUSIC On Cake's first album since 2004, "Showroom of Compassion" — a runaway chart success — the Northern Californian outfit is in toned condition, turning out polished compositions that could fit in with its classic catalog. The band will play from both the old and the new at this Los Angeles tour stop. The Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $35. livenation.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 |
Beverly Hills on Sunday will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an epic 15,000-slice cake marking a proud symbol of the city's excess. Its estimated cost? $200,000. "We're about marketing this three-block-long street, Rodeo Drive, to the world," Efrem Harkham, owner of the Luxe Hotel, where the assembled cake will be on display, told The Times. He said the dessert is also meant as a tribute to people who have served the city, including police officers and firefighters.
February 16, 2012
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, plus rising times Servings: 12 to 16 Note: The cake can be adapted to any occasion by substituting or eliminating the colored sugars. Colored sugars and plastic king cake babies are generally available at baking supply stores, as well as online. For better flavor, rehydrate the raisins in a small saucepan, covered with spiced rum, over low heat just until plump and tender. Apple filling 2 tablespoons butter 2 large tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
February 17, 1999 |
The title of Cake's second album, "Prolonging the Magic," has proven to be prophetic. The record recently passed the half-million mark in sales, already matching the total of the Sacramento quintet's debut, "Fashion Nugget." That success has afforded Cake the rare opportunity of taking a double dip in the L.A. market within a short time span, first as a club act four months ago at the Troubadour, then as a headliner in front of 1,500 or so fans at the Hollywood Palladium on Monday.