Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Not Usually a Big Cake Person, But...

...I have to make an exception for Victoria's Cakery!

One of my dear friends (who has also volunteered to be our "DOC"!) brought me the most delicious slice of cake heaven the other day. It's a tradition in her family that on each birthday you get a cake from Victoria's Cakery. DOC's sister had a birthday last week, so she brought me a piece of cake to try and blog about!

Victoria's Cakery is a family-owned business located on Main Street in Fairfax. They have a pretty basic menu, and do simple cakes, and the taste is simply out of this world. I had a slice of the white chocolate cake with raspberry jam between the layers and iced with vanilla buttercream. Let me just say OMG. It was awesome!

The prices also seem VERY reasonable. The website quotes $2.25-$4.50 per slice and many of the reviews on Wedding Wire commented on the great prices. The design choices are limited. They offer tiers in several sizes (and actually list the number of people each feeds!), and they only ice with buttercream, no fondant here. If you are in the market for a very tasty cake that is simple, you might want to check them out.

I know that when we were looking for a cake vendor, the difficulty was finding someone who could do a really simple cake. Our cake aesthetic tastes run towards the very traditional layer cake without a lot of frills. Many of cake companies are able to do such amazing specialty designs that if you want a simple cake, I feel like you still end up paying for their skill even if you don't use it. I have a hard time getting on board with a vanilla buttercream three-tier cake for $8 a slice, you know? I mean, you wouldn't call up Duff Goldman if you want a two-layer cake with "Happy Birthday" on it, right? Nah, you call him when you need a cake that spews fire!

Nope, we just need a simple little thing. Here are a few of my favorite cake designs. What are you considering for your cake? Have you been to a tasting yet?

This isn't a Victoria's Cakery cake, but is one of my favorite cakes of all time! I love the simple design, the white icing, and the cake stand.*

This is another favorite I've been saving for when it's time to talk cake. The two little layers and the texture in the buttercream remind me of an old-fashioned birthday cake.

Have I made it clear yet that I love little cakes on cake stands? The one on the far left is my favorite in this photo.

What I want our cake table to look like! I really like the idea of cake and pie (or in this case a few other desserts as well). Mr. Fairfax loves pie. And look at all the cake stands! Love it!!

*I've been saving these pictures for a LONG time and am not sure where I picked them up! Please let me know if I can credit them to you!



Blogger Michelle said...

I'm with you, I prefer the simple, traditional layer cakes with not a lot of fuss! I adore the cake stands!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:08:00 PM  

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