Cake Zine

Volume 3: Humble Pie

Volume 3: Humble Pie

Cake Zine is a hedonistic exploration of history, pop culture, literature, and art through sweets. The third issue, Humble Pie, features broad interpretations of humiliation and piping hot servings of contrition. Over ninety-six pages of recipes, essays, illustrations, poems, fiction, and photographs, including:

  • A meditation on the limits of recipe-writing by Kate Lebo
  • An investigation into pie as a metaphor for rejection on Love Island by Olivia Crandall
  • A menu of pies to to humble you at any occasion from comedian Josh Gondelman
  • A quixotic quest to demystify the all-American origins of “Japanese Fruit Pie” by Elyse Inamine
  • Ha's Đặc Biệt's recipe for their pop-up mainstay: flaky, savory pâté chaud
  • Desperation pies—inspired by historic recipes popularized in times of scarcity—by Camilla Wynne, Stacey Mei Yan Fong, Kate Ray, Young Cho, and Samuel Grunebaum
  • A cautionary fable exploring the limitations of leniency from novelist Isle McElroy
  • Christina Chaey’s recipe for a Beatrix Potter-inspired meat pie encased in flaky, cheddar pastry
  • Plus an incomplete but illustrious history of pieing, an interview with a DIY venue staying alive by serving pie to punks, an ode to the deep-fried gas station hand pie, and much more.

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Adam Dalva
Adam Friedlander
Alex Watson
Amanda Larson
Camilla Wynne
Christina Chaey
Clare Crespo
Claud Li
Elena Foraker
Elyse Inamine
Emma Fuchs
Gabriela Gomez-Misserian
Ha’s Đặc Biệt
Isle McElroy
Josh Gondelman
Julia Rose
Julia Sonenshein
Kate Lebo
Kate Ray
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Lucy Haslam
Max Graenitz
Olivia Crandall
Pearl Jones
Rachelle Hall
Rhe Civitello
Rossi Anastopoulo
Ruth Deaton
Samuel Grunebaum
Sarah Perry
Stacey Mei Yan Fong
Taia Leituala
Tara Kenny
Tete Desmoures
Vrinda Jagota
Young Cho


Co-Founders and Editors - Tanya Bush and Aliza Abarbanel
Designer and Art Director - Noah Emrich
Contributing Editors - Jesse Sparks, Amanda Shapiro, Nicolaia Rips, Forsyth Harmon, Angeline Rodriguez
Copy Editors - Alexis Nowicki, Adrienne Murr
Social Media Editor - Dominique A. Evans
Recipe Editor - Sanaë Lemoine
Marketing and Distribution Manager - Amber Lee