Thursday, March 5, 2009

Guess who?

It's rough and prickly on the outside and soft and translucent on the inside. While small in size, it packs a juicy, flavorful punch and makes for one hell of a martini.

Any guesses?

Why, it's none other than the luscious little lychee! My latest customer, Max, wanted a boozy cake featuring this pearly fruit (or if you want to be all technical and correct, drupe), and I was more than happy to craft one.

Presenting, the Lycheetini Cake
A vanilla cake infused with Soho Lychee Liqueur (both baked into the cake and generously brushed onto the cake layers), a filling of drunken lychee slivers that were marinated overnight in Grey Goose vodka, and a liberal topping of lychee liqueur buttercream--all topped with plump, juicy lychee halves, a fresh strawberry for color, and surrounded by coconut cream pirouettes to enhance the cake's tropical flavor.

Oooh, will you look at that glossy frosting? And I suppose that the lychee halves could pass for those cute little pearl onions--but surprise! These are just way, way tastier.

And do you really want an onion cake? Please! Be considerate of those around you ;)

Thanks for ordering, Max. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my assistant and I enjoyed creating it.

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