glammed up / undressed
Sitting In Bars With Cake, Episode 39. Starring Audrey, Katy, and their childhood friend Kathryn who hasn’t seen them in almost 10 years (except for that one time they ran into each other buying boots at the Century City Mall). A lot has changed in 10 years; Audrey can carry on full conversations with people she’s attracted to and no longer takes prescription medicine for her sweaty hands; Katy has become a senior television producer and lives in the coolest neighborhood in LA; Kathryn just came off working on movies like Iron Man 3 for Marvel Entertainment and her hair looks flipping amazing. The girls collectively and unapologetically eat a grilled block of brie cheese at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica before moving on to their real mission for the evening: baiting single westside dwellers with some cake. Kathryn’s sweet boyfriend Peter makes a guest appearance around act two when he meets the girls at Basement Tavern on Main Street, a magical little speakeasy hidden underneath The Victorian. Audrey starts talking to a sales guy in a Huskies hat on her way to the bathroom and invites him back to their table, and soon enough his friends appear, a polite triathlete and financial analyst. No one seems to notice the frosting on the Lady Baltimore cake did not turn out, and looks more like someone melted a bottle of Pepto Bismol on top; they all eat it anyway. They play guessing games like old friends. When Audrey decides to tell the guys about her cakebarring scheme, the financial analyst asks if she’s been taking cakes to bars as a way to test out recipes, and her cold heart melts just a little bit. She doesn’t even mind when their smashed friend shows up and asks her to feed him a piece of cake; he won’t stop saying, “This is so us.” Unfortunately, the sales guy in the Huskies hat does not seem very happy to hear he was part of a ruse. Audrey finds him at the bar to make amends. “You could have just come talked to me,” he slurs. “I’m maaad.” She tries to justify the need for cake as an ice breaker, but then realizes he’s probably not actually upset. She thinks they hug it out. She wonders if he would ask for her number if he lived in LA. She thought he and his friends were pretty adorable.
Featuring: Amy Sedaris’ Lady Baltimore Cake recipe from her hostessing bible I Like You.
the kathryns and audrey
Sitting In Bars With Cake, Episode 40. Starring Audrey, Chrissy, and recurring guest star Sarah from Texas as they compete with live music and a thirsty crowd at Villains Tavern in downtown LA to cakebar for their friend Chris’ birthday. Chrissy is stopped by a man named Ashes Wednesday who has dollar bills pinned to his shirt and asks if he can start photographing her. Meanwhile, Audrey makes fast friends with a girl named Lauren in the drink line bonding over the mysterious hold up and only later realizes they are both there for the same birthday gathering. A table of kindly LA natives lets Audrey set down her cake carrier on their surface space, and Audrey manages to work in some shameless self-promotion while saying thank you. The friendly construction worker in the group tells her she should try bringing a cheesecake to a bar– he’ll send her his recipe. Once Chris and all of his nice friends have been served a piece of the birthday cake, Sarah and Audrey come to the realization that everyone else at the bar is starting to look suspicious– like an actual villain– and they should probably be getting home. None of the band wanted cake, anyway. They head to the car with one piece of cake left, and decide it should go to the valet. Audrey scrapes the last of the cream cheese frosting up with the cake server, and the valet interrupts her to lick it right off, turning his back to the girls. Audrey warns him one of the edges is serrated and hopes he doesn’t cut his mouth open. It has since been disinfected.
Featuring: Super Moist Carrot Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
new cheesecake friend
birthday chris and friends
at villains / amongst villains