d made a booking. I was still excited about cake
As I mentioned, one of the priorities on my New Orleans trip was cake tastings. I scheduled a total of four appointments and had a few walk-ins in mind as well. I had done my research and priced out the bakeries,开奖结果现场直播查询开什么看, so I scheduled accordingly—the bakeries I was most interested in first, on down the list. Since two of my top three contenders were located outside of New Orleans proper, I decided to make a day of it and head across Lake Ponchartrain for my first two appointments. Since I was going to be in her neck of the woods, I convinced Bridesmaid K to spend her day eating sweets and giggling with me…it didn’t take much arm-twisting!
I woke up early, drove the hour to the Northshore,性格太大, picked up Bridesmaid K and we were off to our first appointment at Zoe’s Bakery in Covington.
We were the first appointment of the day, so it was a little disappointing to be kept waiting for ten-plus minutes. But when the chef, Shane, joined us, he was very cordial. Bridesmaid K and I really enjoyed meeting with him.
As you can see, the tasting was very simple—one bite of white cake with strawberry and custard filling and a bite of white cake with amaretto cream for each of us. I was a little disappointed to be handed a long list of yummy flavors (under the plate) only to be told we wouldn’t be able to taste them until we’d made a booking. I was still excited about cake, though!
Once we dug in, the cake was okay, but nothing spectacular—a bit dry. I reminded Shane that this would have to be my one and only tasting, gently expressed my disappointment at the lack of flavor diversity and explained that we really would like to try anything he had available. He rummaged in the kitchen and was able to bring us samples of the raspberry preserve and chocolate ganache filling. They were both delicious, but tasting them from a spoon didn’t give us the most accurate representation of how they would read in cakes. Bridesmaid K headed for their refrigerated dessert and pastry case to see if there were any other flavor combos available for purchase, but came up short.
Though we were impressed by Shane’s culinary pedigree and appreciated the 20% discount on a grooms cake when ordered in addition to a wedding cake, we left feeling just OK about the experience. So, we called Bridesmaid L to meet us for lunch, laughter and margaritas, and hoped for better luck later in the afternoon…
I’m sure I can’t be the only person who had a vendor meeting or experience that was just mediocre. Did you express your disappointment to the vendor, or just move on and spend your money elsewhere?Tags: cakenew-orleans BLOGGER Mrs. Archer Location: Los Angeles/New Orleans Occupation: Marketing and Consultant Wedding Date: October 2012 Venue: the Columns Hotel --> PREVIOUS POSTFoxes Like Cake, Too NEXT POSTSaying "Yes" to the Dress, Part 2 Related Posts Two Love06/07/16 @ 1:49 pm Bake Me Away: Rehearsal Dinner Dessert Decisions07/18/16 @ 9:04 am The Perfect Cake07/11/16 @ 9:34 am Let Us Eat Cake!05/04/16 @ 8:42 am