Photo Diary: The act of binge eating sweets, also known as (wedding) cake tasting

Sep 12, 2014

Sweets are my first love after Jesus. 


So when yours truly realized there was a wedding cake confection made to my our exact specifications, I hyperventilated a little. 

Ok, a lot.

Compiling a list of my favorites and adding in a new-to-me spot was easier than the ACT.

I really want to become a professional cake tester now. 

Suuuuper close to our house (please don't come over and murder us now that I've said that), this option had an all important element -- proximity.

 They don't offer cake tastings (the horror, no really), so I grabbed a few cupcakes in varying flavors/icings and went to tasting. 

Each cake was make with love and butter. There is no disputing. 

We, however did (dispute). No compromise. 

So, we pressed onward.

I've had a loooong love affair with them way back when they had a food truck that parked outside my work and I was known for buying four, at a time, for myself.

Have you had their butter cream? 

It will change your life. 

Deciding on the perfect cake/icing combo was tough. Like final exam tough.

We persevered. 

Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Mousse was -- indulgent.

Mark wasn't sold. I was. 

On we marched.

Almond with Lemon Curd was reminiscent of a traditional wedding cake. Like eating clouds of love and happiness.

Vanilla Bean and Browned Butter Butter Cream was like an explosion of flavors in your mouth. I'm obsessed with browned butter because of this cake. Browned butter on everything is my new motto.

The winner -- Caramel Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Perfectly orchestrated layers of Caramel cake, separated by a layer of ganache, and a slightly thinker layer of butter cream. 

Cake sketch
 "P" will be dusted with pearl, and the icing -- butter cream. As if there were another choice in my heart (there isn't and that was my one absolute have-to-have -- all butter cream, allll the time). The bottom design is in paisley, expertly chosen by my betrothed (without my help I might add).

It's perfect. 

And our experience with Michael from Sarah's was -- beyond any cake tasting dreams I could have ever imagined. Professional, prompt, efficient. And she made us coffee with our cake. It really is the little things that go a long way. 

I wonder if Mark will notice if I add cake truffles to the order...

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  1. "Like eating clouds of love and happiness." I'm dying lol! Best.Description.Ever!

  2. He won't! Do it. Knowing you experienced mouthfuls of happiness makes it a little less sad that I wasn't there to crash all the tastings. I looked into scheduling one just because, but these people want event dates. Ugh.

  3. Drooling all over the keyboard.
    I'd probably dive head first into your cake. Not even kidding a little bit.


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