The cake above I photographed in one of my favourite bakery windows, I love Swiss bakeries, they all have the traditional goods, and then their own specialties. Most of the bakeries are small, their wares are delicate and hand-made, no enormous muffins, large pieces of icing topped carrot cake, or garishly iced birthday cakes (which, don’t get me wrong, absolutely do have a right to exist in other places). The really good ones are family run businesses, which adds a certain something, and when a bakery goes out of business you know with tears in your eyes that you will never eat another specialty by that bakery, because the recipe is lost forever. Tragic. I spent half an hour today reminiscing with a friend about bakeries that have closed down and the cakes and cookies and breads we miss – years later. Another great thing about Swiss bakeries is that they are beautiful, some of them make me think of Hänsel and Gretel and the bad witch, they are so full of temptation, for proof click on this photo for Bäckerei Krebs.
This is the land of delicate natural flavours and small things. The cake above won first prize in a competition held for baking students in their third year of apprenticeship to be a baker. I thought it was stunning. Anyway I digress,when I saw the cake I was reminded of a post by one of our blogging “circle” – and Fiesta Friday party friend – Odd’s and Bods.And I wanted to share the cake above in comparison to the Harrods cakes below.
The Harrod’s cakes were posted by eclectic Sods, hm it took me ages to find the website. They are insanely expensive. The cakes can be ordered from Harrods, they cost an arm, a left and your first-born if you have one, if not your cats, dogs and pet goldfish, and at a pinch your dust-bunnies I suppose, that is if they are of value to you! The golden Cleopatra Cake at left is a paltry 4300 Gbp (around 6020.- dollars)…..I guess your first-born is cheap after all. I am re-posting here – for the whole story, intimate pics of Harrods a good giggle and the sod’s (:)) take on cake go read the original blog.
So today to Angies Fiesta Friday Festivities, I come bearing a bride – and in honour of spring I will clad myself in a robe made of fresh daffodil flowers, hold the taffeta…….
PS for the eclectic sod: : In order to find the post I ended up googling Expensive Cake and eclectic sods and finding the post on the blog (Dear Sod 🙂 I seem to remember you are called Heather, but I cannot find that in the thread either, please please put tags on your posts, and add in a search function to your blog…Please?).