Monday, August 03, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

I used to really, really love cake.

Until I went into birthday cake overload:

--first at my office job, where it always seemed to be a co-worker's birthday (and in fact, SEINFELD did an episode on this very topic, and how sick Elaine got of it, too);

--then as the mother of little kids, who were constantly being invited to birthday parties, and whether or not I attended the shingdig, inevitably at pick-up time, I got handed a piece.

I got to the point that the mere sight of icing made my teeth hurt.

But that was then, and this is now. The years of office parties and little kid birthday parties are behind me...and I really, really love cake again. It's a huge treat that I actually find myself anticipating now. Like if I get invited to a wedding or baby shower, I start immediately thinking cake.

And after years of trying just about every flavor, texture and dimension--most of them quite tasty--I've come to the realization that I'm actually a wheat and sugar purist: you can send me to the moon on white cake and white butter cream frosting. Preferably with a chunk of rose and squiggle of HAPPY BIRTHDAY writing.

How about you? Love or hate cake? And have a special type that always does it for you?

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And along the lines of cake and celebrations, allow me to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wahlberg for tying the knot this past weekend!

And what do you bet at their reception later, they served totally great cake?


Tina Ferraro
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Cara King said...

I'm not a big fan of white or yellow cake myself, but a good lemon cake is heaven. Also carrot cake, spice cake, or a rich chocolate cake....

(Now I'm hungry!)

Janie Emaus said...

I'm not a sweet eater and rarely eat cake, but when I do, carrot is one of my favorites. But give me cheese for dessert and I'll gorge myself into a coma.

Mena said... is a really funny blog about cakes. You might like it!

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Cara, Janie and Mena...and I'm going to admit that this cake blog made me SO hungry for it that I bought a bakery slice of white butter cream!

Celise said...

LOVE cake. Particularly red velvet. It was our cake topper at our wedding. I would've liked to have had the whole wedding cake as red velvet, but I let my hubby choose the other ones. I'm also partial to white and yellow. But mostly red velvet.

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Celise. Red velvet is fantastic...I agree!

danetteb said...

Hi Tina,

Cake is one of my weaknesses.Red velvet,yellow and milk chocolate top my list. I don't need any frosting,but a little butter and whip cream now and then is good.


Heather Davis said...

Yum! I love cake too. Esp carrot cake and chocolate cake. The frosting is key. Must be yummy, buttery, and not made with icky shortening. ;)

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