Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Favorite Store-Bought Cake

By now you probably know my favorite home-made cake is the fabulous chocolate Mrs. Abernathy's Cake. It's been a part of my family's celebrations for longer than I've been alive.

But when it comes to store-bought cake, there's only one I ever want. It's bright green. It's ridiculously expensive, when bought by the slice, and ridiculously dangerous, when bought whole (so many calories in such a small, pink box!)

It's a bit of Heaven, and it's called Princess Cake. Other places may make it, but for my money, the best is Viktor Bene's Bakery, conveniently located inside the grocery store closest to my home.

Mama mia, this stuff is fabulous. A sponge cake layer, topped with raspberry jelly, topped with a second sponge cake layer, topped with vanilla custard, topped with whipped cream, topped with a third sponge cake layer! And the entire thing is encased in a smooth, seductive coat of the most delicious, bright-green marzipan. And then dusted with powdered sugar, for good measure.

Sometimes you just have to step back and admire the wonderfulness. And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get a fork!

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