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“My deepest darkest secret is that I’ve been having ménage à quatre with three other pastry chefs, and I cheat on each one of them. Each time I visit one, I feel I’m cheating on the other two. I’m sure they all feel the same when they eat someone else’s cake.                                                                                          

“I’m really ready to give their names, but because of decency laws, I’ll only give their addresses. There’s the French guy on Hudson and King. There’s the French guy on Spring and Thompson. And there’s the French guy on Houston and Thompson. And that’s all I’m going to confess. This has been my deepest darkest secret.”

Ron Ben-Israel is the Owner and Pastry Chef of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes.

Interview and photo by Kara Chin