Cake vs Pie
posted September 11, 2015 10:31 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat October 10 at 7:00 PM, My house!
72 Lansing St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Cake vs Pie! Who will win? Everybody!
Rules:

  • Attendees are encouraged to bring homemade cakes and pies and the like
  • Attendees are required to bring their mouths
  • Bringing unrelated food/beverages is allowed but not really the point
  • If you bring food, be prepared to take leftovers home with you
  • Important: Don’t stress out over bringing something unless you enjoy stressing out over that sort of thing

    Cat Advice:

  • Cats live here, so medicate accordingly
  • The cats will probably be hiding, so don't get your hopes up, ailurophiles
  • posted by aubilenon to Meetup (60 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

    Oh! I'm pretty sure I owe you a cake, from birthdays of bourbon past. Barring disaster, I'll be there.
    posted by tangerine at 12:47 AM on September 12, 2015


    YES
    posted by rtha at 7:59 AM on September 12, 2015


    Team Pie 4 Lyfe
    posted by gingerbeer at 9:26 AM on September 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Cake >> bourbon.

    This'll be a good excuse to try out a cake based on coconut flour since I already love making muffins with it. Heck maybe I'll just bring a ton of muffins.
    posted by MillMan at 12:39 PM on September 12, 2015


    Muffins are just small cakes, so that sounds perfect.

    I am contemplating empanadas.
    posted by rtha at 12:54 PM on September 12, 2015


    I am contemplating empanadas.

    That sounds like a pleasant way to spend a weekend afternoon
    posted by aubilenon at 1:01 PM on September 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


    I have done some house chores, so now it's time for fun things, like contemplating future foods I might make....
    posted by rtha at 1:03 PM on September 12, 2015


    I am going to make a pie. I will see what fruits are available to me!
    posted by mountmccabe at 4:39 PM on September 12, 2015


    Man I wish I could come (though many of the prime pie fruits are summer...).
    posted by kenko at 7:17 PM on September 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Ooh, yes, very much hope to attend. And so looking forward to debates over "what is a pie? What is a cake?"
    posted by Lexica at 10:21 PM on September 12, 2015


    In preparation, we discussed both of those questions extensively today at the Nut House in Palo Alto.
    posted by tangerine at 10:38 PM on September 12, 2015 [2 favorites]


    The topic also came up yesterday at Virgil's Sea Room
    posted by aubilenon at 11:03 PM on September 12, 2015 [1 favorite]


    I was told I could bring crab cakes.
    posted by sarahnade at 11:16 PM on September 12, 2015


    I probably should not attend, given my hostility to fellow felines.
    Even though there might be cheesecake. Mmmmmhh, cheesecake!

    But I will send my chief prey processor.
    posted by captivepredator at 12:01 AM on September 13, 2015


    Is salt-licorice ice-cream cake a pie?
    posted by captivepredator at 12:09 AM on September 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


    jenquat and I are thinking we may very well show up and bring at least one of these dessert items. So I'll mark myself maybe +1 for now.
    posted by kalessin at 2:01 PM on September 14, 2015


    Also the question was posed at our house whether the vs. part of this meetup implies a competition or not.
    posted by kalessin at 2:02 PM on September 14, 2015


    This debate has already been settled by the entirely unbiased Petaluma Pie Co.
    posted by zippy at 3:22 PM on September 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Yay, my first meetup after moving to the city! Time to figure out if our oven works...
    posted by estlin at 11:56 PM on September 29, 2015


    Hooray! Welcome!
    posted by aubilenon at 12:51 AM on September 30, 2015


    Thanks so much for hosting this! I will bring a cake from a Swedish recipe. If all goes well, my beau will come as well, hopefully bearing one of his tasty apple pies. We shall see. I'm in for sure!
    posted by Bella Donna at 9:34 AM on October 1, 2015


    ok can we talk about these tags, bc they are best tags
    posted by en forme de poire at 12:49 AM on October 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


    As mentioned on the playa, I'm there, and I've invited my roommate who absolutely loves to bake cakes!
    posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:42 AM on October 6, 2015


    chompf
    posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 10:43 AM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Am being dragged out of town to be dutiful daughter. Kindly report on best pies and cakes after the meet up. So sad I can no longer make it. Have fun!
    posted by Bella Donna at 9:31 PM on October 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


    I should probably start thinking about what pies to make.
    posted by gingerbeer at 11:16 PM on October 6, 2015


    I can't come but I just want to say that this sounds like THE BEST MEETUP EVER. I also want a report, with photos.
    posted by wintersweet at 9:26 PM on October 8, 2015


    RSVP YES!
    posted by kalessin at 1:50 PM on October 9, 2015


    Well, here are my seasonally appropriate pumpkin chocolate chip muffins from this recipe (with butter instead of coconut oil). I'm making the banana / almond butter / chocolate chip muffins tomorrow.
    posted by MillMan at 6:03 PM on October 9, 2015


    I'll be coming straight from work, so sadly I will be bringing no food. Not unless you want it sitting in a LAN center for seven hours prior to my arrival, anyway.
    posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:56 PM on October 9, 2015


    Mmmm, LANcakes
    posted by aubilenon at 8:43 PM on October 9, 2015


    Empañadas are made. gingerbeer has made two pies. PIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE
    posted by rtha at 3:01 PM on October 10, 2015


    Cake pans just went in the oven.

    I am not holding up my side of the ausdem-mccabe household and am not going to get a pie made.
    posted by mountmccabe at 3:16 PM on October 10, 2015


    We are bringing a thing I will let jenquat explain when we get there. It's pie-ish and cake-ish. There were other grand plans, including a cake called The Widowmaker, but perhaps you will see that at another time.
    posted by kalessin at 3:40 PM on October 10, 2015


    Oops I just ate a bunch of leftover pastry cream that didn't fit in the confection. I gotta be saving room for dessert!
    posted by aubilenon at 4:14 PM on October 10, 2015


    I felt optimistic today so I tried a recipe I've never made before for chocolate hazelnut crunch cake. Nothing burned or turned funny colors, so hopefully it also tastes ok!

    Man, I'd forgotten how much I love baking! Thanks for the inspiration, aubilenon!
    posted by ausdemfenster at 4:42 PM on October 10, 2015


    Oh, I had grand plans. Ordering blue crab from Maryland and making crab cakes from scratch. Smith Island Cake, Maryland's State Cake. Petit fours. Also I was supposed to bring a pie from sambosambo.

    But Sam had no time to make a pie, and blue crab is hella expensive, and my kitchen is a mess, and now my stomach is all NOPE NOPE NOPE a lot of the time, so I am staying home tonight. Sad face.
    posted by sarahnade at 5:41 PM on October 10, 2015


    Aw, that's so too bad! (Even though I can't eat crab anymore because stupid adult-onset shellfish allergy but I love watching other people enjoy it.) We will raise a fork in your honor.
    posted by rtha at 5:46 PM on October 10, 2015


    There's no way I'm making it to Mountain View station for the 6:19 train, so cake and self will be on the next one.
    posted by tangerine at 5:56 PM on October 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


    It is with bottomless sadness that I report I'm insanely swamped and can't come. :(
    posted by grobstein at 6:50 PM on October 10, 2015


    In a Lyft, trying not to jostle the cake too badly!
    posted by ausdemfenster at 7:11 PM on October 10, 2015


    In a flywheel, clinging to pies!
    posted by rtha at 7:17 PM on October 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


    Oh hell I just missed the other train too. Well. Sorry, all. :(
    posted by tangerine at 7:25 PM on October 10, 2015


    On Muni, guarding pie with all I have.
    posted by zachlipton at 7:46 PM on October 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


    En route with a gooey butter cake.
    posted by zsazsa at 7:59 PM on October 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


    Pretty sure pie is winning here.
    posted by gingerbeer at 9:25 PM on October 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


    I'm sorry we had to leave on the early side! That was really great and everything was delicious and I'm pretty sure I won't have to eat for a week and our host is the mostest! Thank you, most kind and gracious sir!
    posted by rtha at 10:27 PM on October 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


    It was great to meet everyone! Hopefully we can have another one before the year is out.
    posted by Noms_Tiem at 11:19 PM on October 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


    Nice to meet you all!
    posted by alexei at 12:14 AM on October 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


    DELICIOUS evening. Thanks to whiskey pie, yogurt cake, choco muffins, Mission Pie, lemony sour cherry tart item, St. Louis butter cake, whatever I'm forgetting, and our host's ice cream pie! I could thank y'all by name, but WE ARE ALL AS BAKED GOODS.
    posted by ausdemfenster at 12:49 AM on October 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


    This was really fun. And tasty. Great to hang with you all!
    posted by naju at 2:06 AM on October 11, 2015 [3 favorites]


    Thanks for coming everyone! I'll post the metonymous pictures of everyone as represented by their cakes and/or pies tomorrow.
    posted by aubilenon at 2:36 AM on October 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


    Oops. That should be "metonymic". How embarrassing!
    posted by aubilenon at 2:46 AM on October 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


    guys so sorry I couldn't come. A stomach bug and work conspired together to keep me at home. Hope there was much nomming!
    posted by en forme de poire at 2:49 AM on October 11, 2015


    It was great to meet all the Mefites who came. I'm sorry I couldn't talk with all of you but I'm glad we met whom we could. Maybe jenquat and I will throw an East Bay meetup at some point.
    posted by kalessin at 11:20 AM on October 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Photos are posted!
    posted by aubilenon at 11:37 AM on October 11, 2015 [4 favorites]


    One of each, please!
    posted by wintersweet at 11:46 AM on October 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


    Oh crud, I seem to have failed to take any photos of MillMan's muffins! Sorry, MillMan's muffins and MillMan!
    posted by aubilenon at 11:50 AM on October 11, 2015


    I can vouch that MillMan provided some tasty muffins... I believe they were pumpkin chocolate chip and banana chocolate chip (both made with coconut flour). He was also exceedingly appropriately dressed for the occasion.
    posted by jenquat at 4:44 PM on October 11, 2015 [3 favorites]


    omg those empanadas look so dope
    posted by en forme de poire at 5:57 PM on October 11, 2015 [2 favorites]



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