9th Avenue and 21st Street
How engaged and mildly cheerful the workers are in the
window of Billy's Bakery in Chelsea. Not a bad sort of job
really. Decorating cup cakes used to be a very popular
activity at our children's birthday parties
Recipe for cupcakes from memory:
The weight of two eggs in butter and sugar
I teaspoon warm water
a pinch of salt
a dash of vanilla
4 oz. of self raising flour.
Cream butter and sugar
add egg beating carefully add salt and vanilla
fold in sifted flour
Bake for 25 minutes at 350'
Something a little self-consciously retro about Billy's
but charming nonetheless.