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Our wedding cake that wasn’t.

September 26, 2011

I’m not a huge fan of cake in general.  That said, I did want a nice cake at our wedding since a lot of people are into that and almost expect it.  We liked the cake at Satura Cakes the best out of the three places we tried.

When it was time to cut the cake on our wedding night, we were instructed how to hold the knife together and to cut the second tier where the piping was because it was the ideal location for the photographer to get perfect shots.  We held the knife together and started to cut the cake together.  This is supposed to symbolize the first task we do together as husband and wife.

Except we didn’t.

The cake was rock solid!  I had a mini freak out moment but my photog told me to cut what I can and feed it to TM.

All we got was a pathetic lump of frosting.

It turns out our cake had toppled over in the van during delivery to our venue.  Unbeknownst to me, the bakery had decided to make a styrofoam cake that resembled our real one.  They had inserted a piece of cake on the second tier and drawn some piping on it so we’d have a target place to cut.  Everything would’ve been fine except they inserted the slice of cake in the wrong place!  Or they drew the piping in the wrong place!  Either way, TM and I attempted to cut styrofoam when everyone was taking pictures of us wondering why we weren’t feeding each other.

I finally heard this story a couple of days after our wedding – the day we were leaving on our honeymoon.  I was livid to say the least.  I spent quite some time in Fiji corresponding with the manager at the bakery and she offered us a 60% refund.   To make a long story short, I spoke with the owner, argued it down to free and got an anniversary cake out of it.

We picked up our anniversary cake after we got back from our trip.  We chose to get it in green tea flavor since that cannot be found just anywhere.  It was light with a wonderful subtle flavor of green tea.  I wish we could get one of these free every year in September.

I don’t think our cake catastrophe was worth getting an anniversary cake but I must admit, TM and I ate every last bit of it.  Maybe I’ll have to look for a matcha cake recipe to try next year since we won’t be getting one for free.

200 Main St.  Los Altos, CA

Choco Pear

January 20, 2009

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My cousin Laureen told me to go to her favorite bakery in my area.  Paris Baguette.  We ate dinner nearby and decided to stop in on the way home if they were still open.  To my surprise, they are open until 11 PM Monday through Saturday and until 10 PM on Sundays!

Most of the breads were sold out at 9 PM but since we were there to pick up dessert, we found what we wanted.  We got one green tea cream cheese bread and one choco pear. (pictured above)  Those are slices of fresh pear on top of the cake!  I love Asian desserts because they are not TOO sweet but still have a lot of flavor.   It was exquisite and beautiful as you can see, and tasted as good as it looks!  I am anxious to go back and try their bread and other cakes.

3561 El Camino Real  Santa Clara, CA 95051


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