Oct 31, 2010

We Love Daisy Cakes!

Remember on Wednesday I said that a surprise came to my work?  Well, it turned out to be two very sweet surprises: cakes! Last week while doing an in-store visit in Spartanburg, SC, TJ met the owner of Daisy Cakes. They chatted about Coast Apparel, his blog, and then he mentioned mine because I am a huge fan of carrot cake. Kim was gracious enough to send me her 24 Karat Cake and a bonus CoCo Mo' Cake !
I stored the cakes in the freezer as directed by Kim. In her sweet note to me, she said that I could just take them out for about 15 minutes, cut what I wanted to eat, and return the rest to the tin to keep frozen. How convenient! I saved the cake for my friend Callie's arrival to Charleston, and we, along with Margaret and Boding, had a tasting party!
To begin the celebration, we brought out some grape juice.
Although carrot cake is my favorite, I was really eager to try the coconut, so I dug in a little too early.
Clearly I wasn't strong enough, so I just called Boding for help.
We cut out 1/4 of the cake and let it sit for a while before sampling. Look at all those layers! And frosting!! 
When we were putting the rest of the cake back in the tin, we had a little oopsies.
Yeah. We dropped it. Whoops.
One by one, we each sampled the coconut cake as I jotted down our reactions.

Margaret: I like that this is a simple cake because it has a complex icing. The cake to icing ratio is good. I like that it's dense and fluffy. 
Callie: At first it tasted like plain white cake with weirdly textured icing. I didn't taste the coconut until after I swallowed my bite...it was like a last minute surprise!
Boding: The frosting is perfectly sweet. Whilst combined, the cake and frosting is a good mixture. I think it needs more frosting and coconut flakes.
Xtina: I love the texture from the coconut. It's not as sweet as I expected. This is a solid cake.

Then it was time for the carrot cake.
Margaret: There's too much icing. It kind of kills it. The cake is great - very moist and a good hint of carrot and cinnmon.
Callie: I've never had carrot cake! The frosting is creamy and sweet while the cake itself is a spiced cinnamon flavor. I would eat more!
Boding: The frosting has a good consistency and the texture of the cake is good. That's a good carrot cake.
Xtina: The frosting is so sweet and buttery. I love the golden raisins. 

Huge thanks to Kim for letting us overdose on sugar! I can't wait to share the rest of them with more friends...and yes, TJ that means you!! :) Interested in purchasing Kim's cakes? Check out her site to see all 5 of her awesome flavors!


  1. I love coconut cake! It's probably my third favorite (after cheesecake--if that counts--and banana cake).

    I just checked out Kim's site and see that she sells lemon curd as well! I could use some of that in my life. :-)

  2. This post made me cry. I can't take looking at yummy pics of food, especially cake with TONS if frosting. Gah, 20 more days until I, too, can overdose on sugary goodness...;/

  3. Those are some tall cakes! But the more layers the better because that means there's more icing in between. :D

  4. First of all- how freaking cute is your shirt. I want one. Where do I get it? The cakes look delicious. LOVE me some coconut, so I'd be all about that. Happy Halloween!

  5. I LOVE CAKE !! I didn't get a cake for my birthday. *just realized*

    I need to remedy that NOW !

  6. Yum, I love coconut and I love cake!

  7. Totally checked out her site -- so cute! I would die for the Lemon cake. I'm super obsessed with lemon cakes...well and coconut cakes. Delicious! Lucky girl, you!

  8. AHH CAKE!! I want to reach through the screen with a fork and just eat all the icing :)

  9. That is an AWESOME surprise :)
    And, I totally agree with you- LOVE the golden raisins- sooo much better than regular raisins.
    Cake + wine= my kind of night :)
    Happy Halloween!

  10. Very cool that they sent you that---both look delish! I may have to make a special trip to Spartanburg just to try their cake.

  11. Love the shirt....Great Idea,,,,LOL

  12. too much icing, what does that even mean?? me no comprende. :p

  13. Love the idea of a little cake testing party! :-) They both look super good too, not sure if I could have chosen a favorite!

  14. BOTH those cakes sound amazing! What a great treat for you guys to test out! ;)

  15. How did you have problems cutting that cake with those Kelly Ripa GUNS?!? LOL!

  16. Omgaaa those cakes look SO good! I'm a sucker for frosting and multiple layers :)

  17. What a gorgeous cake with all the coconut on it!! It is perfect!!

    Also, this is random ... you have really beautiful hair!!!

  18. umm, those are both horrible pictures of me...but i had so much fun with you, margaret, and boding! sorry i'm just now commenting, haha.

    p.s. i heard from 2 of my friends immediately after you posted this saying, "i saw you on christina's blog!" i love you, my famous friend.

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