The stats have remained constant, no spikes in the last week (although the comments have increased), so let’s try a corollary to hypothesis A: Lots of people searched for “Carlo” and “cake”. Here is Carlo the Dessert Diva’s Torta Limone, also known as “It’s a Lacroix!”â€” layers of crisp walnut meringue interspersed with thick mounds of delicately sour lemon curd, beneath a veil of chantilly cream and lemon roses. Mmm. Click on the photo to see the Strawberry and Mango Dacquoise, and the Grand Cru Truffle Torte, a.k.a. Death and Resurrection and Death Again by Chocolate.
Update. No spike, so hypothesis A is out. The stat booster must be lithium, then. However, I did get text messages from lots of friends asking where they could order the cakes. Yes, he can make the Torte Limone into a hat that you can wear. Carlo is updating his brochure. The cakes are available in different sizes. You can contact him at (+63) 920 955 CAKE. Carlo is also the subject of my column Emotional Weather Report tomorrow in the Star. No, I am not his publicist. I work for cookies (they’re eeevil).