Well, Mondayâ€™s here again. The bad news? Weâ€™re at the far end of the pier from the next breezy summer weekend, but I highly suggest we get through it together by relishing the best parts of weekends past. For me, this weekend was involved movie-watching at night, picnicking by day and a fantastic wedding cake tasting party where I stumbled upon a new flavor fetish: Earl Grey cake. The party, which was an intimate affair designed to help the Cake Master/friend of the bride & groom decide on flavors for the big day, showcased four cakes: two chocolate with mocha or coconut-flavored embellishments, and two featuring Earl Grey tea, either within the cake mix, or headlining the frosting. A chocolate girl through and through, I considered my vote cast before I loaded my plate, but I was surprised to find I really loved the unique taste of the other options. A refreshing departure from your typical wedding cake, the tea gave a hint of unique flavor without overpowering the taste of the cake. In the end, my vote went to honey lemon cake with the Earl Grey frosting over the infused cake mix, but Iâ€™d love to hear your thoughts. Have you tried and liked cakes featuring the flavor? Stop by Real Simple for their recipe for Chocolate-Earl Grey Cake or checkout the Food Networkâ€™s take on Tea Cakes with Earl Grey Icing. â€“ Sarah C.
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