Friday, March 9, 2012
Rod and Danielle Sample Cakes
In the previous post I introduced the Morettis. This is the tasting room of Amore, Penelope's bakery. She being of Spanish descent and her husband of Italian descent, they thought the name Amore, meaning love, was perfect. The Spanish word for love is amor and the Italian word is amore. Everything she bakes and everything they do, they try to do with love.
"Hello, hello. Come in. I was just about to turn on the coffee. Hello Adele. This must be the happy couple." (Penelope)
"Hi, Penelope. Yes, this is Roderick and Danielle." (Adele)
"So nice to meet you two. Congratulations! Well come in and have a seat. Let me run and get your file." (Penelope)
"Okay. I must say you have a wonderful wedding planner. She is very thorough and a pleasure to work with." (Penelope)
"She has been my lifesaver through this whole process." (Danielle)
"Based on the conversations Adele and I had, I selected four different flavors for you to choose from. Today, we just need to decide which flavor or flavors you want incorporated into your cake. So if there aren't any questions, I will run and get the cakes." (Penelope)
"I hope you guys brought your appetites with you." (Penelope)
"Oh my. I think I just gained a pound." (Danielle)
"Adele are you sure you only want to sample the one piece?" (Danielle)
"I am very sure. I can't fit into my clothes as it is." (Adele)
"So what I prepared are four different cakes. We have what I call strawberry shortcake. This is regular yellow cake with a strawberry jam filling and white icing that is light and fluffy like cool whip, but it won't melt like cool whip. Next is the traditional marbled cake, with a secret ingredient. This can come with a layer of chocolate icing just under the traditional white icing. Third we have the red velvet cake, which can be a crowd pleaser. Last but not least I added German chocolate cake. This is not your traditional wedding cake, but I know it's a favorite of Rod's" (Penelope)
"Ok honey. What do you want to taste first?" (Rod)
"That red velvet is calling my name." (Danielle)..
"Hmmm. That is incredible. Try some and tell me what you think." (Danielle)
Meanwhile, little Sydney has become a little impatient.
"Sydney Marie!" (Adele in her stern voice)
"What do you think you are doing?" (Adele)
Rod and Danielle are happily continuing with the taste testing. It might be harder than they originally thought to choose the perfect cake.
"Honey, you have a little chocolate on your face." (Danielle)
"Well what are you waiting for. Take it off." (Rod)
"Might not be safe for me to do that. You better use your napkin." (Danielle)
"Hmmm. You are probably right." (Rod)
"Did you think I wasn't going to give you any cake? You little cake snatcher." (Adele)
"That is something my twins would do. Say mommy, "I just couldn't wait,"" (Penelope, chuckling)
"I guess I should have known better. Anything within their reach is fair game to them." (Adele)
"Did you say you had twins?" (Adele)
"Yes, two year olds, Lola and Lanzo. " (Penelope)
"I can't even imagine." (Adele)
Rod and Danielle are in their own little world. I can't hear what they are saying. I would like to think they are still talking about cake, but I doubt it. I don't know what Penelope put in those cakes. Maybe it's just all of that chocolate and sugar.
Penelope turns her attention back to Rod and Danielle and tries to help them make a decision. They end up selecting three, a different flavor on each layer. The German chocolate cake did not make the wedding cake. Don't worry. It was so good, they bought one from her shop to take home with them. Maybe Danielle will feel safer at home with Rod and the German chocolate cake.
If you would like to enjoy your own piece of sample cake, you can find them in my Etsy store. .