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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

Satura Cakes

June 23, 2010

Can you tell how ginormous these pieces of cake are?!?  Satura Cakes was da bomb dot com. : )

And they had green tea cake with vanilla filling!  Needless to say, this was my FAVORITE of all the tastings.  We started out lightest to densest and each flavor we tried seemed to exponentially get better.  I was so full by the time we were done!  (We couldn’t even finish it all – sadness!)  I think we may have made our decision…

320 University Ave.  Palo Alto, CA

Margaret’s French Bakery

June 21, 2010

There isn’t much to say about Margaret’s French Bakery because the cakes were dry and didn’t have much flavor.  It was disappointing because Margaret is such a sweet woman and I wanted to like her cakes but we had a hard time choosing flavors we liked from the tray below.

We actually had a hard time distinguishing which flavor was which… is this mocha or hazlenut?!?  I think our overall favorite was the banana cake but I would probably choose my Mom’s banana bread over an expensive banana cake any day.  Sadness.

750 McGlincy Lane #105   Campbell, CA

Cake on the brain…

June 15, 2010

I’m not a cake person.  I’ll eat it if it’s there (sometimes) but I can do without it.  My true loves are ice cream (if you couldn’t tell from my last post) and cookies.  I can eat ice cream any time of the day in any season.

But weddings have cake.  While I know we don’t *have* to serve cake at our wedding and cupcakes and candy bars are ever-so-popular right now, I wanted to have a traditional cake to cut into.  Boyfriend and I have been inundated with appointments and meetings and cake tastings lately so I definitely have cake on the brain.

Our first tasting was at Jen’s Cakes.  My parents were in town and were able to join us in our first cake tasting experience.  We tried ten of their most popular flavors and fillings.

My parents studied the plate and description sheet intently before they dug in!

We all agreed on three flavors we liked the most and while we didn’t make any decisions, it was a great start to our cake tasting experience.

1053 Lincoln Avenue   San Jose, CA

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