baking heaven

Yesterday was a fabulous day in the life of Susan!  I always say that I want to explore more the city, but I’m not necessarily sure where exactly to go.  When doing a search for baking supplies/store in the city, I came across the store NY Cake, which is pretty much the dream spot for anyone who has anything to do with baking.  They have basically any supply you could think of and piles upon piles of different options in regards to sprinkles and cupcake holders, etc etc.  Since I had baking plans last night (more on that in another post!), I decided to check out what they had to offer.  Plus, I think a day wandering the aisles of a baking store is a day well spent.

I hopped on the subway and headed to the Flatiron District, which is timely because I saw a picture of the Flatiron Building on Sunday and wondered where it was…I got to see it in person!  It’s known as one of the world’s first skyscrapers, which is why it’s famous.  Check out my amazing photography skills:

120810 Random (1) It’s pretty cool looking, I promise!

120810 Random (2)I also thought this building looked cool!

Anyway, back to my mission!  I found the cake store and my mouth dropped because they had so much stuff!  Sprinkles, holiday decorations, cupcake holders, different pans (I resisted the urge to buy the elephant cake mold…), cookie sheets, any flavoring you could imagine, on and on and on!  I love it.  I wandered for a long time while picking up some supplies that I needed for the baking adventure.

image That’s a lot of sprinkles.

I applied proper restraint and walked out without doing too much damage to my credit card, which is a good thing considering the fact that I wanted to buy everything.  Just like with running, you have to pace yourself!  :)  (I need to take my own advice when it comes to running, but oh well.)

After my bakery shopping extravaganza (they also do wholesale so if I ever open my own bakery, I can buy from them!), I was mighty hungry.  I passed by a bunch of sandwich shops and one called Press intrigued me the most.  I thought that they were going to have paninis, but it turns out they press your tortilla for your wrap right in front of you, then you fill it with whatever ingredients you want.  I had mine filled with grilled vegetables and a variety of other toppings (including guacamole…yum!) in a sun-dried tomato wrap.  They somehow sneaked peas into the wrap (I don’t like peas!), but it was still delicious so I’ll take it.  The best part?  A side of FRENCH FRIES.  If you happened to be around for the twitter banter about fries, you would know how much I love them.  I haven’t had them in awhile so I was super excited.  :)  Check out my lunch, food blogger style:

120810 Random (5)Yes, I took this picture with the emphasis on the fries.  Yummmm.

One reason I could never be a food blogger:  I’d be forced to take pictures of the bags of M&M’s I eat.  Well, I could be a food blogger, but not a “healthy” food blogger.  Everything in moderation, my friends…

That being said, I run a lot and therefore can eat a lot!  (Actually, I’ve been eating terribly lately…not all M&M’s, of course, but not eating the best dinner, etc.  And I can feel it in my running and life energy levels!  Crazy.)

Not going to lie…if I can head out for a run after my second day of work (both of which were NUTSO…didn’t eat lunch until 4pm on Monday since a big burn came in), then other people can squeeze in runs as well.  Even though I’m tired, I know that I’ll feel better after running even for just a half an hour.  So that’s what I did.

Tuesday, December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day…don’t forget!)
3.74 miles in 30:38, avg pace of 8:11

Nice quiet job in Central Park…definitely a good way to destress after a tough day at work.  One of these days I’ll talk more about my job…

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  1. says

    What an amazing day, I am so jealous. I love kitchen supplies stores! That cake store looks amazing and your lunch made me drool. I would be 500 lbs without running ha! But I know what you mean and I can totally feel what I eat in my runs!!

  2. says

    That store sounds like heaven!! If only I had known about it last weekend when I was there! Actually, no…it’s probably better that I didn’t know 😉

    The wrap plus fries also sounds like a great lunch. And what you said is the reason why I’m not a food blogger either. Something tells me it wouldn’t go over so well once I start posting up pictures of candy corn as “running fuel” or my dinners of cereal. :)

    Glad you got a good run in after a stressful day of work. I know that must be hard to do, but it’s awesome how running can always make you feel better!

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