One of my favorite shows to watch is Ace of Cakes. I'm sure that comes as a shock to all of you! For those of you who aren't familiar with the show I'll tell you a little about it. It comes on The Food Network where cameras go inside the Baltimore Bakery, Charm City Cakes. This isn't your ordinary bakery. They known for making very extreme yet realistic looking cakes. Every week I am blown away by the cakes they make! Some of my favorites are:
With Arkansas Razorbacks, of course!!!
Not only can they make anything you can possibly imagine they have about any flavor you can possible imagine as well! It's insane! Some seem a little crazy for a cake but I think I would enjoy them all...with a few exceptions.
Almond amaretto cream*almond poundcake*apples and cinnamon*banana caramel*bananas foster*black forest*blackberry sourcream*blueberry muffin*brownie*beurre noisette*butterscotch walnut*cardamon and pistachio*caribbean black cake*carrot*cheery and almond*chocolate*chocolate cherry*chocolate chip muffin*chocolate espresso*chocolate mint*chocolate orange*chocolate rasperberry*dulce de leche*egg nog*ginger and green tea*italian orange and vanilla*lemon curd and berries*lemon poppyseed*lemon poundcake*marble*mudslide*orange and ginger*peaches and cream*peanut butter and jelly*peanut butter cup*pear compote and ginger*pear spice*pecan pie*pineapple coconut*pumpkin chocolate chip*pumpkin and cinnamon*red velvet*smores*strawberry shortcake*thai iced coffee*thai iced tea*tiramisu*white*white chocolate ganache*white chocolate raspberry*yellow
Now, don't run out to Baltimore and expect to order yourself a cake! They are booked up until 2010!! And they don't do a waiting list.
OK, so after watching this show and dreaming of a Charm City Cake to call my very own I sat around this weekend and tried to decide exactly what I'd want them to make for me. After much thought I think I would want a giant cupcake. One with a silver cupcake liner, colored icing, and fun sprinkles. As for the flavor, this was the toughest decision. If I were in the mood for chocolate (which is most of the time) I would pick the brownie but if not I'd go for strawberry shortcake.
What about you? If you could have then design any cake in the world for you, what would it be? And what flavor would you choose?