Friday, August 21, 2009

How awesome is this?

D and I went cake tasting for a second time today. This time, we went to a bakery that we know we love—we buy chocolate chip muffins from them on a far too-regular basis, and get their brandy syrup-soaked yellow cake for every special occasion we can think of already. I was leery, though, because they don't work with fondant much and a lot of their wedding cakes that I've seen on display were straight out of 1982.

The good news is that, despite the buttercream frosting-only style of the bakery (which tastes better anyway, right?), they did have one cake which was about as close to what we were looking for as we could possibly have hoped to find without asking for a custom design... it looked almost exactly like this, but without the dots:

And it was made out of buttercream and chocolate frosting! No bleh-tasting fondant!

I'm going to meet with the baker again a week from Sunday, armed with a few pictures of henna/mendhi cakes and of hennaed hands, and just let her go nuts. We're getting two tiers of brandy-soaked yellow cake with pineapple custard (way better than it sounds) and a tier of white cake with vanilla custard and strawberry preserves, and we're getting it for under budget. Yeah, so I don't get my marble cake with fudge and bavarian cream... but whatever. At least I know this cake will taste amazing. ;)

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