Remember on Wednesday I said that a surprise came to my work? Well, it turned out to be two very sweet surprises: cakes! Last week while doing an in-store visit in Spartanburg, SC, TJ met the owner of Daisy Cakes. They chatted about Coast Apparel, his blog, and then he mentioned mine because I am a huge fan of carrot cake. Kim was gracious enough to send me her 24 Karat Cake and a bonus CoCo Mo’ Cake !
I stored the cakes in the freezer as directed by Kim. In her sweet note to me, she said that I could just take them out for about 15 minutes, cut what I wanted to eat, and return the rest to the tin to keep frozen. How convenient! I saved the cake for my friend Callie’s arrival to Charleston, and we, along with Margaret and Boding, had a tasting party!
To begin the celebration, we brought out some grape juice.
Although carrot cake is my favorite, I was really eager to try the coconut, so I dug in a little too early.
Clearly I wasn’t strong enough, so I just called Boding for help.
We cut out 1/4 of the cake and let it sit for a while before sampling. Look at all those layers! And frosting!!
When we were putting the rest of the cake back in the tin, we had a little oopsies.
Yeah. We dropped it. Whoops.
One by one, we each sampled the coconut cake as I jotted down our reactions.
Margaret: I like that this is a simple cake because it has a complex icing. The cake to icing ratio is good. I like that it’s dense and fluffy.
Callie: At first it tasted like plain white cake with weirdly textured icing. I didn’t taste the coconut until after I swallowed my bite…it was like a last minute surprise!
Boding: The frosting is perfectly sweet. Whilst combined, the cake and frosting is a good mixture. I think it needs more frosting and coconut flakes.
Xtina: I love the texture from the coconut. It’s not as sweet as I expected. This is a solid cake.
Then it was time for the carrot cake.
Margaret: There’s too much icing. It kind of kills it. The cake is great – very moist and a good hint of carrot and cinnmon.
Callie: I’ve never had carrot cake! The frosting is creamy and sweet while the cake itself is a spiced cinnamon flavor. I would eat more!
Boding: The frosting has a good consistency and the texture of the cake is good. That’s a good carrot cake.
Xtina: The frosting is so sweet and buttery. I love the golden raisins.
Huge thanks to Kim for letting us overdose on sugar! I can’t wait to share the rest of them with more friends…and yes, TJ that means you!! Interested in purchasing Kim’s cakes? Check out her site to see all 5 of her awesome flavors!