Thursday, 28 November 2013

Language Barrier, Not a Cake Barrier

This morning, I walked into the kitchen, and Vincenzo asked me how the cake I took home Friday was. Naturally, I began spewing on about how delicious it was and how my roommates and I devoured it the same night I brought it home. Well, after 4 WEEKS here, Vincenzo FINALLY decided to tell me that my American accent was too strong to understand and that I needed to talk slower because he always has to guess what I’m saying. It’s funny because I think my accent is easier to understand than his HEAVY Sicilian accent. 

We may speak in different accents, but Vincenzo and I definitely speak the same language when it comes to cakes, the fruit cheesecake he made for me Friday makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Vincenzo and Anna have been hard at work on a variety of projects for both Christmas and custom cake orders. One of the more intricate cakes has a Christmas theme; Anna and Vincenzo have gone from doing simple ginger bread cookies to a whole ginger bread cake. Here it is pictured below.

Our next blog will be a sneak peek of how Anna goes about baking her Christmas goodies! In the mean time from all of us here at Family Cake Company, we wish you all a holly beginning to your Christmas Season.

Intern John

Friday, 15 November 2013

It's Opposite Day Folks!!

Today was a day of opposites here at The Family Cake Company. While Anna was hard at work constructing her Monster High themed birthday cake for Alexandra’s 6th birthday, Vincenzo was working at the speed of light preparing a cake for the birthday of Portsmouth F.C. striker Ryan Bird. 

Have a look at the simultaneous progress of Anna and Vincenzo as they design the two opposite cakes.


While Anna quietly worked, Vincenzo was bantering on about how Portsmouth F.C. was crummy at football and how his favorite team was so much better; it was quite hilarious if you ask me.

Anna and Vincenzo diligently focus on the details that go into their cakes, Anna also made a set of cupcakes to go with the Monster High themed cake.


Let us know which cake you like better, don’t worry guys we won’t you judge if you choose the pink cake.

As for me, Anna and Vincenzo offered to bake me a chocolate cake to take home for the weekend. I tried to prevent my eyes from becoming wide and my tongue from watering while I responded but it was to no avail. Chocolate is my weakness so I am uber-excited to be taking home a chocolate mousse cake and I’m sure my roommates will be too.

Make sure to continue to follow along with our blog this Christmas season to hear about all the commotion going on in our kitchen and also be inspired by some recipes of our own!!

Cheers and happy opposite day,