Thursday, May 7, 2009

The first Official Cake Tasting--Lucy's Cakes

Today we embarked on the the part of wedding planning I've always dreamed of--the cake tasting. Unfortunately, we were not there. Obviously, we couldn't go to Austin for a cake tasting, so I got a pinch cake taster to go instead. (And believe me, there were plenty volunteers. First up, Lucy's Cakes of Austin, Texas. Lucy's came highly recommended by the other two married people I know in Austin, particularly the chocolate groom's cake. Lucy's is reasonably priced, has good designs on the website and was pre-tasting, the one to beat. Yes, pre-tasting. Unfortunately, Lucy's did not live up their reputation. My pinch taster said, all the cakes with the exception of the Italian Cream were very dry. Boooo Lucy's.

Of course, she didn't just say that. She marked it down on the cake tasting score card. Yes, there's a score card. B/c I couldn't be there for the tasting and am very particular about my desserts, I wanted to know how the cakes scored on various parameters. Something my pinch taster, Hillary, found hilarious enough to build a score card and proceed to Simon Cowell Lucy's Cakes.

I know, I know. Totally bridezilla. But there's some good information in here. For example, cakes were tasted on 5 things: sweetness, color, texture, moisture and stability. (some of which i hadn't even thought of. Great job, Hillary!) The white/standard cake scored an average 3.4 out of 5, the famous devil's food got a 3.0 with 2s in both moisture and texture (on a scale of melts in your mouth to 5 days old), and the Italian Cream managed at 3.8 but got it's highest score in the color category and I'm not even sure what that means. The icings also managed middling scores, but the big disappointment of the night was the Strawberry filling which scored a depressing 2 on sweetness.

Oh well. Hopefully Michelle's Patisserie will fare better. We (Hillary) will be hitting them next week, and hopefully with pictures. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I was disappointed and I love cake. I'm looking forward to next week!