…that a couple of recent baking projects have become sleeper hits among my family, friends and neighbors. The first is the vanilla slice, which is now the particular obsession of little Joan Pastry. The second is bee sting cake, which has become such a neighborhood favorite that I can barely keep up with the requests. I shall continue to work on perfecting the vanilla slice, but those of you who have yet to try bee sting cake, I heartily recommend it. Your friends and family will thank you.