Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Get Your Hands off My Cake!?

What if I told you I am obsessed with ACE OF CAKES (Food Network) and CAKE BOSS (TLC). I watch each show, love the pretty cakes, want a pretty cake, but have no idea how to make one. What if I told you the real reason for this post was to ask a very important question.....

Ace of Cakes


* almond
* almond amaretto cream
* apples and cinnamon*
* banana caramel
* bananas foster
* beurre noisette
* black forest
* blackberry sourcream
* blueberry muffin
* brownie*
* butterscotch walnut
* cardamom and pistachio
* caribbean black cake
* carrot
* cherry and almond
* chocolate
* chocolate cherry
* chocolate chip muffin*
* chocolate espresso
* chocolate mint
* chocolate orange
* chocolate raspberry
* dulce de leche
* egg nog
* ginger and green tea
* italian orange and vanilla
* lemon
* lemon curd and berries
* lemon poppyseed
* 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 and cinnamon
* pumpkin chocolate chip*
* red velvet
* smores*
* strawberry shortcake
* tiramisu
* white
* white chocolate raspberry
* yellow
* yellow w/ choc. buttercream



Buddy’s Recommendations for Wedding and Specialty Cakes

Some more tasty flavors:

Red Velvet cake with Vanilla or Cream Cheese Icing
Black and White Cake with Hazelnut Cream
Black and White cake with Chocolate Fudge
Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Fresh Raspberries
Devil’s Food Cake with Chocolate Mousse, a thin layer of Chocolate Ganache, and Fresh Raspberries or Fresh Strawberries
Vanilla Cake with Lemon French Cream and Fresh Raspberries
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Let's say I order peaches and cream cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Do you notice how their hands are all over these cakes? I am not your typical germaphobe,


1) Someone who has a genuine phobia of germs and is obsessed with cleanliness.

but I think it would be gross to eat a cake that has been touched by so many bare hands. Here is the question:
Am I crazy for thinking that is not okay to have cake that has been touched like that?


  1. I love both of these shows too! Although, I do think that some of things on Cake Boss are staged though.

  2. I so love ace of cakes, I have never seen the other show but my guess is I would love it also. I would have a very hard time choosing the flavor cause I like so many of them.

  3. As I was reading this entry I kept imagining what these luscious flavors would taste like, then I saw your question and I got grossed out!

    I am a germaphobe too but I never really thought about all their hands on the cake. But that being said, I wouldn't eat the fondant and decorations anyway. i'm just in it for the cake!

  4. I rarely watching cooking shows anymore. I don't consider myself a "germaphobe" (okay so I do have many little bottles of Purell in my purse:) However, I have often asked myself the same question whenever I happen to see cooking and tastings on TV.

    That being said, I sure would love to make just one over the top cake in my life along with one heck of a gingerbread house!!! Someday...

    P.S. I am guilty of arachibutyrophobia...


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