A pleasant and simply frosted cake adorned with cake tops made from daises and greens, silver ribbon and white tulle. The occasion: a 25-year wedding anniversary. Cake tops were beautifully made at the local grocery.
Two years ago on my birthday, I was shocked at my office when a rum cake by Julie was brought in by a good friend who knows how much I love Julie’s wonderful cakes. This year, the birthday CAKE was the birthday GIFT! Julie
makes many cakes, such as a delicious chocolate cake that’s as rich and dark as her lemon cake is tart and bright—but her rum cake is my FAVORITE. When the rum cake arrived, my officemates immediately circled me and my cake, which seemed a shame to cut, it was so beautiful. The cake was big, but not huge, yet because of its height and richness, there was more than enough to share with my 20-or-so coworkers. (Julie will show you a special way to cut the cake to maximize the cake to person ratio). The rum flavor was so bold, the “wows” abounded–real rum! Not fake flavoring! One of these coworkers enjoyed the cake so much, she ordered a smaller version for her own birthday a few weeks later. I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy Julie’s various cakes and other delicacies on several occasions, even a shamrock lollipop she once made for Saint Patrick’s Day. Looking forward to next time…