Thursday, July 26, 2012

Takeout Cakes

My Grandmother Woellner inspired me as a child, not only with her gourmet cooking but also the way she presented the food. It was a feast for the eyes. One of my many fond food memories is when she served me a little, white Chinese takeout. I sat there while everyone else was being served and then we were all to open them up in unison. I was delightfully surprised to find a trifle made with cubes of buttery poundcake, French vanilla pudding made with whipped cream folded in at the very end and a few sliced, sugared strawberries. Oh, I was so happy. That is why I chose to package my food line in the same fashion in loving memory of my Grandmother. So in honor of her, I'm making my sons a vanilla cake made with ground flaxseed and pureed pumpkin pulled straight from my garden yesterday. The batter us baked right in the container and I'm going to top it off with some vanilla icing and some sprinkles. I can't wait to see their smiling faces.