I have always loved to cook & more to eat. The artistry of food just appeals to me. Well, in the early 90's when I decided to go to culinary school, mom wasn't having any bit of it. I then supressed my passion for the art of food. Now at 30 I missed being the next Rachel Ray. I have decided to embrace my passion by turning my back on the mega chains like McDonalds & Pizza Hut & have decided to revive my taste buds to the flavors that surround me here metro Atlanta.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Sweet Tooth Saturday
Ever since Friday afternoon I've had a horrible craving for something sweet. Not just any sweet but something baked with frosting. I could have traveled to my neighborhood Publix & grabbed a slice of something but this was no ordinary sweet tooth. Therefore, I got up and decided the twins & I would take a little road trip to Buckhead to visit my FAVORITE bakery "Piece of Cake". To travel from Lawrenceville to Buckhead for some cake must mean that this is no ordinary cake right? Exactly.
White Chocolate Cake
I got there with 15 minutes to spare until closing & the place was packed. The staff behind the counter seemed in good but hurried spirits. While other shoppers browsed & tried to decide which flavor to take home, I slipped past because I knew already what I wanted.... a white chocolate cake topped with nuts. This is probably the best cake I have ever had & I don't even like white chocolate. The cake itself is not too light but far from a pound cake texture & the frosting is sweet & flavorful.
Of course I also had to pick up a few cupcakes for my husband because he really wanted to sample some of the seasonal flavors such as the key lime & I admit it did peak my interest. Tasting the Key Lime cupcake I can immediately tell that the majority of the key lime flavoring lies in the frosting & not the cake itself. It had just the perfect amount of citrus zing & blended with the cake portion nicely. I can imagine it being a smooth treat to complete a backyard summer BBQ.
Key Lime & Red Velvet
Among the other flavors of cupcakes & cakes offered are Red Velvet, Caramel, Chocolate, Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple, Lemon, Coconut, Carrot & many more. I recommend checking them out!
Piece of Cake, Inc. 3215 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30305