Sunday, March 20, 2005

Mr Cake

Went to a great South African resaturant in Brooklyn with an ex-date (if there is such a thing. Probably I suppose) who's a foodie. On the way back she says we've got to go get cake from this amazing cake shop. Of course at this point I'm thinking of Chris Morris style cake and the dangers of such consumption, but wtf, you're only young (old) once.

So we get there and all the staff are really polite and well turned out. Which is odd. Turns out they're all dead religious. But it's not a prob since they don't try and convert you or anything. Anyway, the shop is called "Mr Cake" and Mr Cake is really well known. Apparently he was next door at the barbers getting his beard trimmed. He's known throughout Brooklyn as "Mr Cake" and is cake-maker to the stars! There was a photo of him with Morgan Freeman taken only last month, after his Oscar triumph. Mr Freeman's Oscar triumph, that is. Not only is Freeman a good actor but he knows his cake, evidently.

Anyway, the cake (which was blood-red with white icing) was fucking delicious and came in mammoth $5 slices which was more than enough for both of us.

So the moral of this non-story is that I had my cake and ate it. And will have to go running 8 times this week to negate its calorific content no doubt.


Blogger Nigella said...

Pete, that sounds like good cake, but you have missed a few details.

Was it sponge or fruit based? Did it have any filling? Was the icing flavoured? Do you think it would survive airmail back to the UK?

4:43 pm  
Blogger Pete K said...

It was sponge-based, bright-red as I said. Then there was white icing through the middle and on the top & side.

Thing is, is that sounds dull but it wasn't. The sponge was super-light - I never thought I'd finish the portion but did so with ease. The icing was not sickly sweet either and just tasted really good. I just don't know what of...

5:02 pm  
Blogger Stephen said...

I am salivating as I write this.

Will you be having Easter over there? Do they do eggs? If so, I bet they're biggger than Easter eggs in the UK.

4:47 am  
Blogger Pete K said...

>> I am salivating as I write this.

- SKT, you really shouldn't look at porn and type at the same time. You could have an accident.

Yeah there's Easter here but we've had to fight just to get Friday off! Haven't seen any giant eggs yet but will post up some pics if I see them...

10:08 am  

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