Monday, February 22, 2010

Food and Wine...and Cake



No really, it's all edible. We really should have charged a buck everytime someone asked us that this weekend. After all, there were around 10,000 people at the food and wine show and I really think every other one asked us that!

Those of you who faithfully follow the blog know that we figured out how to make incredibley realistic wood grain this summer, for Magic Phil's 70th Birthday. So, when the Food and Wine show contacted us for their first annual "Cake Czar" challenge, we couldn't help but use our new favorite technique to create crates of what else?...Food, and Wine. Don't worry, though, we didn't get off that easily. We had to figure out new techniques for standing the top wine bottle cake up on end, and for creating realistic looking scallops, clams, Pinot Grapes, and Caviar.




Overall, we were pretty happy with our entry, and are even happier to report that Gateaux is Officially the Twin Cities' first annual Cake Czar!

Best part of the whole experience, is that we created a new cake flavor for the event, that we are adding to the menu for our future Brides and Grooms. Our own version of a Black forest cake...Devil's food cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Mousse surrounding a layer of Tart Cherries in a Port Wine Reduction. Yeah, it's pretty amazing! Took us three tries to make it go from "delicious" to "Crazy Delicious" (or some other descriptor that one of my favorite 2010 brides used to describe it) but hey, this is a family friendly blog, so I'll keep that one to myself.

10 comments:

Cake Fixation said...

Congrats! Much deserved. I have been dying to make a wine themed cake. I love this so much!!

faithy, the baker said...

Congrats! The cake look amazingly REAL!! I thought it was real until i read further! Goodness! What awesome work! Well deserved!

SweetThingsTO said...

That is the best wine-themed cake I have ever seen. The details are just amazing - wow!

Molly said...

Congrats Gateaux!!! Simply amazing, as usual!

BellaLovesPink said...

Yep, I would have asked too! SO amazing!

Scate said...

Not sure how our Twin Cities got so lucky to have Gateaux in our midst! Fantastic - and congrats on the award. As one of your previous brides - it's no surprise that you came out on top!

睡衣 said...

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Pastrychik said...

The best elements for wine I've ever seen! Everything just looks so real. This is officially my favorite wine themed cake :) Congratulations!

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

Congrats ! This is amazing.. and how great details..
I love it :o)

Charlotte said...

Still one of my favourites. I really wish that someone as talented as you would live in Germany...