Wednesday, January 6, 2010
When Seattle Unites with Hawaii
We dedicate today's blog to all the Seattlelites out there. Those who have, at one time or another, lived there and were affected by the sights, sounds and smells of the city. Seattle will always have a special place in our hearts, as it is where Rick and I first met and fell in love. It is the place where my professional culinary career was launched, and a place where many of our friends and some family members live. Seattle pretty much has it all -- a vibrant art and music scene, the most beautiful summers, an amazing selection of cafes, some killer donut shops, and an open market that would make any foodie proud. The only downside is about 8 months of the year it rains.
There is a huge Seattle-Hawaii connection that exists. We regularly have clients getting married in Hawaii who live in Seattle. I can't tell you how many people we've met in Hawaii that at some point in their lives haven't lived in Seattle. When Justin approached us to make his and his good friend Sara's birthday cake, he mentioned the Hawaii-Seattle connection. Both he and Sara live or have lived in Seattle. Justin lives in Hawaii and Sara would be joining him to celebrate their birthdays. He asked if it would be possible for Rick to make a cake honoring both places, and Rick was excited to take on the project. He handcrafted a Seattle skyline on top of the cake and below it was a sandy beach and plumeria flowers. The flavor of their cake was a salute to Hawaii, and he chose our Rainbowlicious which has mango and passionfruit curd fillings in a cake the colors of the Rainbow. Hawaii is known for its rainbows, we see them almost daily here, sometimes 2 or 3 at a time! If you are a "Seattlelite", hopefully this cake will bring fond memories of your lovely city. Enjoy!
Aloha 'til next time!
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