Dreams that have come true or are about to need to be celebrated properly.
The celebrations should be an epic center piece surrounded by friends, families and loved ones.
This is joy that you want to remember forever.
One of the best ways to celebrate the occasion is with one of our most treasured desserts at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and any other good times that we can think.
The sweet honorable statesman of the ceremony is cake.
At times cake is so widely renowned that when a movie is titled with its name, we sense we know it is a story we are going to want to watch and devour, especially when it features a beloved blonde princess.
It stars Heather Graham as Pippa, David Sutcliffe as Ian, and Taye Diggs as Hemingway.
The storyline? Pippa McGee takes a giant step between the ages of 29 and 30, which involves growing up, becoming responsible, and discovering true love.
Isn’t that something that should be celebrated?
We love any film that stars Heather Graham. Yes, she mostly plays in comedies but she has had some starring roles in serious themed films where she delivered very well.
Nicely performed in particular are the films Killing Me Softly and Adrift in Manhattan.
Please pass the cake. We will gladly eat some especially since another princess suggested that we do so, even if she wasn’t well liked.
Let them eat cake is the traditional translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, supposedly spoken by “a great princess” upon learning that the peasants had no bread.
When it came to building a themed cake that focused on another blonde beauty with magic, Alice in Wonderland, talented cake designers were up for the task.
It all happened on Cake Wars.
Cake Wars is a spinoff of Food Network’s popular baking reality series Cupcake Wars.
Jonathan Bennett hosts a competition where four bakers face off to have their cakes featured in a special event, in addition to a $10,000 prize.
One of the episodes that we loved the most was an Alice in Wonderland themed bake off.
At foodnetwork.com, wearing an apron and a smile they share, “Cake Wars goes through the looking glass as four amazing bakers put their skills to the test and take on Alice in Wonderland. The bakers go mad as they vie for $10,000 and the chance for their creations to be featured at the 65th Anniversary celebration of the classic Disney animated film. Mike Gabriel, Production Designer and Filmmaker at Disney Animation Studios, joins as special guest judge.”
It was a very creative and brisk bakery dance to the final.
One of the contestants that we really admired is Nathalie Sorensen, founder of Lucy Cake Design.
If you love cake, you should be in the know about her sweet skills.
First, check out her portfolio http://www.lucycakedesign.com/menu.html .
Her theme is centered on San Diego’s premier Custom Cake & Fine Edible Art Studio. The source for bespoke creations to celebrate your special events.
Here is what others have said about her cakes at sandiegoalist.cityvoter.com:
“Most awesome cakes, flavors and designs! Nathalie Sorensen is the most genuine person you could ever hope to know!”
“Besides looking incredible, their cakes taste amazing! Not to mention you will not meet a friendlier, caring person as Nathalie.”
And one more.
“Their lemon cake is my favorite. Sooooo delicious and ours was gorgeous.”
Delicious and gorgeous. Sound like a Princess.
“The great thing about cake is it doesn’t feel like work. You forget about work. Kids, adults, they all get the same look in their eye when they’re decorating cakes… That’s the magic right there.”… Duff Goldman
So what are the popular trending cakes now?
In the United States, according to bonappetit.com, the ten best cakes are:
- Macrina’s Red Velvet Cake. …
- Peninsula Grill’s Coconut Layer Cake. …
- Ken’s Artisan Bakery’s Canelés. …
- Betty Bakery’s Lemon Cake. …
- Miette’s Tomboy Cake. …
- Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake, Alexis Baking Company. …
- Churrascos’s Tres Leches Cake. …
- Lady M’s Mille Crêpes Cake.
We visited the site and we really like the sound of Salty Tart’s White Chocolate Blueberry Cake.
That our friends is a mouthful and we would love to fill our mouth with it. Take in the aroma of the team’s review. “Michelle Gayer is a James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef, so it’s no surprise that her rendition of a birthday cake is flat-out damn delicious. A vanilla bean cake hiding sweet lemon and blueberry fillings comes slathered with white chocolate frosting and topped with a tumble of fresh berries and lemon slices.”
We’ll take a slice. Based upon that we would like to visit: saltytart.com
Love the sliding photos of their unique and tasty pasty designs. You should check it out.
So what is their story they helped propel them to national status. They provide us with a taste. “With our arsenal of sweet and savory pastries, fresh breads, and cakes – The Salty Tart has instantly left an indelible mark on the Twin Cities food scene. Our motto is “Cooking with Integrity”. It means seasonal, local and organic ingredients are used whenever possible.
For almost a decade, we baked everything in a 400 square-foot bakery. From Scratch. Every day. Two of those three things haven’t changed. We still bake from scratch, every day, but we outgrew our 400 square-foot kitchen. August 2017 we moved from a 400 square-foot kitchen to a 4,000 square-foot kitchen. Our storefront is still located in the Midtown Global Market, our home, where it all began. Every morning we bake and deliver fresh pastries for our customers to enjoy.
Wake up with a pastry cream-filled brioche, savory caramelized onion and goat cheese tart or a crème fraiche-filled cake. Don’t forget to bring home a loaf of our house-made bread: baguettes, sourdough, and seeded wheat.”
Very impressive. Absolutely delightful.
There are so many great cake stories out there and we will never tire of them.
With so much to celebrate in life, we will always love our cakes. You have your favorites and so do we.
Let us eat cake?
That is something that you will never have to convince cake lovers to do.
They already beat you to it.
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