There's been a distinct amount of no-cake in the House of Onion lately.
There's has been a dearth, a deficit, a deficiency of cake.
It's true that the Tall Designer made excellent steamed pork buns, which helped keep the editors from revolt, but still there has been a shortfall, a scarcity, a wantage of cake.
To sum up, the cake around here has been scanty.
Bring on November. Three birthdays in two weeks. A glut! An abundance! A nimiety!
We begin with a Queen of Sheba chocolate cake from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, via Our Favourite Alien.
Oh cake, never leave again!