January 26, 2004

Take the Cake...Please

One of the great Catch-22s of our wedding planning is that while we are trying to get in shape for the big day there are also countless food items to be tasted and chosen. Case in point: this weekend we're off to the Milwaukee to make some of the arrangements for the reception, most of which have to do with food.

At nine on Saturday morning we're going to a bakery to sample cakes with such non-descriptive names as Summer Shadows, Oriental Flair, Fleur de Lis, Magical Moment and Dancing Dot. I might suggest to the bakery that they change "Oriental Flair" to "Asian-American Flair" but I'm not sure the politically correct movement has extended to baked goods yet. We get two tastings: one chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and raspberry filling and one marble cake with buttercream frosting and banana cream frosting. It might seem a bit early in the day to be tasting cakes, but I remembered the old Bill Cosby routine about feeding his kids chocolate cake for breakfast ("Milk! Milk is in chocolate cake!") and felt okay.

Then it's on to the second bakery where we have a ten o'clock tasting of four samples: chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and raspberry filling, genoise cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and custard filling, genoise cake with buttercream frosting and layers of strawberries and vanilla mousse filling, and a marble cake with buttercream frosting and buttercream filling. I'm bringing a bottle of water, a toothbrush and a family-sized container of Tums.

Then we break for lunch.

At three in the afternoon we head over to still another bakery where no choices are offered. The bakery gives us three samples from their standard offerings. Considering how much of a sugar high we'll have by then, it's probably a good thing that someone else will be making the decisions for us.

We'll have just enough time to sleep it off before meeting with the caterer the next day. Look for us at Newark airport later that night. We'll be the couple being rolled off the plane.

Posted by The Groom at January 26, 2004 02:04 PM
Comments

My vote: chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and raspberry filling. Mmmm.

Posted by: the other L at January 26, 2004 02:48 PM