Sunday, March 16, 2008

Have your cake...

I had a very productive and non-productive weekend. How is that possible? Well it was productive on several wedding issues but non-productive in every other sense of my life. We had 3 cake tastings. The first one on Friday was extremely disappointing. This well established, and expensive, bakery called Thursday to confirm the appointment then Friday 3 pm rolls around and they are not ready. We waited for nearly 30 minutes. Ridiculous. Plus the cake and butter cream frosting were both extremely disappointing. But we still had 2 more to go on Saturday. We ended up staying out a little to late on Friday night and Saturday morning rolled in way too soon. I think I may have been slightly drunk or at the very of beginning of a hangover when we met with the 2nd bakery at noon. Not so good eating very rich cake and sweet frosting and fillings first thing. The owner knew her stuff and was nice but also slightly pushy. The cake was much improved from the day before so it made up for her wanting to make a deal attitude. She really does some amazing things with cakes too! Great thing in talking with pushy lady was she had a zillion florists to refer to me. She went super high at first and I laughed but then she told me to walk two storefronts up the street and visit the family owned floral shop in her neighborhood. Let me tell you this is such a cute place. The "mom" was super sweet and quoted me on the bridal party flowers nearly half the price of quote I have received elsewhere. I may have found a winner! We asked her how she can do that and she told us she loves what she does, charges enough to pay the bills rather than over charge to make a huge profit. You have to love that. But back to cake tasting we decided to take #2's quote and see how it compared to the last place. The last place is an old European bakery that has been around for over 40 years and is still absolutely heavenly. However after cake stop #2 , #3 fillings didn't even compare! #3 came in slightly under cost wise but I'll pay the difference for the fresher fillings.

So the cake winner is tier 1 - carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, tier 2 - chocolate cake with raspberry preserves and chocolate mousse, and tier 3 - yellow cake with strawberry preserves. That's the cake above except it will be with light blue swirls and smaller pink flowers. I hope everyone else enjoys my cake b/c I think I am caked out.

Oh and the weekend was non-productive b/c I barely got a workout in and I slept the remainder of my Saturday away once I got home around 4 pm.

7 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

You have way more patience than me. I'm glad you got a cake choice!! Sounds like the floral is coming together too. Thought of you on my run, I ran into my tri friend who does amazing flowers for really reasonable prices. Isn't it weird how bloggers become part of your life? :D I must be a mom, I'm worried about flowers and I've never even met you. hee hee

I'm glad you are enjoying the Wii. I think everybody gets that early shoulder ailment. It's so fun.

Marcy said...

LOL at Nancy's last sentence. I whipped ours out on Friday after a week break. My arms still hurt :-(

Ohhhh that's GREAT chica! Looks like things are coming together nicely. I LOVE the cake! It's so pretty :-)

Amanda said...

SSSSALLLIVATING sounds delicious!!

D10 said...

You cake sounds delicious. I am now craving cake! Glad to hear everything is working out with the flowers.

bill carter said...

We'll let you off on the running this time.. some things are just more important and glad it sounds like you found a cake!

Andria said...

Oh man, I'd think cake testing would be a good cure for a hangover. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is my favorite. Sounds like it will be yummy!

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