Okay...I never really have been a big cake fan. But, I think that may have just changed. I'm sorry to leave those of you who don't live in the D.C. metro area drooling...but that's just one more reason for you to come visit (or order some other goodies from this company online) See, there are a few stores hiding around here by the name of cakelove, started by Warren Brown whom you might recognize as the host of Sugar Rush on The Food Network. - and one just opened up near us in the Tyson's Corner mall. If you are going to buy a cake, forget about buying one anywhere else. This is cake for real - all-natural cakes and pastries, nothing but butter (no vegetable shortening or oils), handmade the old-fashioned way each day from scratch (gluten free and vegan varieties available too)....yuh-uh-um! Now, I'm afraid that those of you who are able to go get some, are going to miss out...so just to make sure that you don't forget, I'll tempt you with a few descriptions:
- Neil's Hat Trick: white and dark chocolate cakes sandwich vanilla buttercream and fresh raspberries under a glaze of rich chocolate ganache
- Pumpkin Head: pumpkin butter cake slathered with cream cheese icing and dusted with cinnamon
- Heavenly Hazy: A delightfully light layer of hazelnut cake rests between chocolate or coffee buttercream, hazelnut meringues, and your choice of chocolate or vanilla butter cake
- but if these are a bit too over the top for you....there are other great more traditional options too! and, um, cheesecake too! oh man! Still not a cake fan? check out the other baked goods...drool.