Ben Parzybok


birthday cake

Ben Rosenbaum was talking about birthday cakes (and, err, good and evil). We just had a cake-a-lapooza here ourselves for Coen’s 5th(!) birthday. This is the impressive work of Coen’s grandmother.

This is a definite improvement over last year when we drank a bit too much, stayed up late and tried to recreate busytown.

This year it was a carrot cake (truthfully, we just didn’t tell him – we all wanted a carrot cake and the idea of carrots in a cake still sounds like putting turnips in a milkshake to him).

It seemed to go over well as it was promptly devoured by a horde of small two-legged creatures.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Awesome! some day we’ll make a Photo Book of all her cake sculptures.

  2. Oh! What a wonderful cake, dragon and all. That’s some splendid grandmothering in effect. You’ve inspired me to do something good for J’s upcoming birthday. Though he is very space-focused right now, so perhaps just a round cake decorated to look like Jupiter will be an easy way to go.

  3. Do you mean a spherical cake? Oh I so hope so, though gravity does seem to affect cakes extra so.
    Jen made a ladybug cake for Sanza – do you have pictures Ez?

  4. Alas, not a sphere, though we are making a planet-shaped pinyata for the occasion. But no, this would be more like a snapshot of Jupiter from a probe’s-eye view.

  5. wow…wht a wonderful cake..;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;’l[p”[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[‘;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;’–+

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