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Monday, November 7, 2011

For Goodness Sake Let them Eat Cake!

With my birthday looming in a couple short days I was asked the other day if I like cake. My response was an emphatic "Who the hell doesn't like cake?!!" Now I'm sure there are a few of you out there that are the exception to the popular opinion and we call you people "Idiots." Yes you read that right!

Cake is among the most perfect of treats. It brings people together who would otherwise never even talk. Just look in the break-room of any Fortune 500 company during a celebration. Without cake 3 people would be singing happy birthday. With cake an entire department, the better part of the floor it is on and anyone with a C in their title wants to be seen as one of the "cool" management trying to connect with their minions.

Even better look at the faces of those around cake as it is being handed out among the masses. There is a giddiness in the room. Ever been to a party where a half naked person jumps out of a cake? That big cake being wheeled in alone tells you good times are on deck for the evening. Everyone gets a little wide eyed at the site of cake. All the ladies ask for just a small slice and will always say no matter what they get is far too big but you know they will eat it all. There will always be someone who says "none for me I'm on a diet." This opens them up to speak about the type of diet they are on and just how much they have lost. There are the closet cake eaters too. These are the ones that take a good size piece and go sit in the corner to eat it like a lion that just killed an elk and doesn't want the hyenas and buzzards to get any. Lastly take a peek at the faces who are eating cake. It is completely impossible to be angry and eat cake at the same time. If you are angry while eating cake you are without a doubt a serial killer. Seriously call security and check that guys cubicle for weapons and body parts.

Cake is the great equalizer. No ones piece is really better than anyone else. The first piece is just as good as the last. If it is a special day for you and you don't get cake you feel cheated, and if you do show up to one of these break-room shin-digs and there is no cake left your day is ruined. Cake is so good it now has a very popular sibling the cupcake. FINALLY! I have been searching for eons to find a cake I could eat while driving and checking my text messages.

So as you may have guessed my focus here is on cake. To go along with this I have a few takes on a few cakes. So next time you feel like celebrating try one of these cakes with a bit more kick.

Wedding Cake Martini
1 oz. - Gin
1 oz. - Amaretto
Splash of OJ
Splash of Pineapple juice
Splash of Cream
Shake over ice and strain

German Chocolate Cake
1 oz. - Coconut rum
1 oz. - White creme de cacao
.25 oz. - Frangelico
Splash Half-&-Half
Shake to a froth and strain
Top with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Garnish with dark chocolate shavings

Red Velvet Cake Martini

2 oz. - Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. - Godiva White
Splash of Simple syrup
Splash of Heavy cream
1 Tblspn. - Red Velvet Powder
Shake over ice and strain
Swirl glass with white and red chocolate syrups.
Rim glass with vanilla frosting.

Birthday Cake Martini
1.5 oz. Vanilla Vodka
.5 oz. - Amaretto
.5 oz. - Chambord
Splash of Cream
Splash of Lemoncello
Shake to a froth and strainGarnish with lemon zest and rainbow sprinkles
*Add a puff of whipped cream
on the side of the glass to support a candle!


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