Home About Writers Categories Recent Issues Subscribe Contact File Transfer

Heather L. Horton
Heather L Horton is the owner of Sweet Designs Cakery in Pittsburg, KS. With many years experience in the kitchen combined with a bachelors degree in Fine Art and a Masters Degree in Communication, Heather and her team are more than qualified to create the best Classic and Contemporary confections out there on the market! Voted Best Bakery in the 4States Area Sweet Designs Cakery is heading full steam into their fifth year of business and continues to have fresh and exciting ideas in their field. Whether you want to walk in and just grab a treat on the go, or order a custom cake for any of your special occasions Heather and her staff can help you out. Open Tuesday - Saturday, Sweet Designs Cakery can be reached at 620-231-2253 or at www.SweetDesignsCakery.com and on Face Book!
Candy, Chocolate & Sweets
2013-05-29 11:34:54
Outrageous cake flavors & fillings
A-It’s 2013 and today’s society has a more sophisticated palette. We can chalk this up to just good taste, or we can give credit to the major presence that reality cooking shows and do it yourself T.V. shows have in our daily lives. Boring old flavors from the past such as Vanilla have transformed to Tahitian Vanilla, Vanilla Bean or Vanilla Almond. Vanilla was even known as a color and not a flavor back in the day. Betty Crocker would have you think that White is a flavor. If white was a flavor I would imagine it to be a pretty boring flavor. The color White is not a flavor. Vanilla is a flavor and it’s a great traditional classic. Everyone wants “White Wedding Cake”. Again, what is this white you speak of? Thank goodness in today’s Wedding culture the Wedding cake can be any flavor the bride and groom choose. If you want some tradition just make one layer of your Wedding cake Vanilla for those purists and then go crazy with the rest! It’s your wedding after all, pick the flavor you like. Your guests might think they just want Vanilla but after they try other flavor combinations they will be back for more. Whether it is a Wedding Cake, Graduation, Shower, Birthday or any other type of cake the flavor combinations are growing more interesting every day. A popular one in the Pittsburg, KS area is the Curiously George cake. It is a banana cake filled with coconut pecan and topped with a caramel buttercream. Another one is called the Drunkin’ Turtle. This cake consists of chocolate pecan cake filled with a bourbon chocolate buttercream drizzled with chocolate ganache, caramel and sprinkled with pecans and iced with more of the same. It’s unclear whether these flavors are favorites for their names or for the taste but they are definitely popular. Just for fun some other outrageous flavor combinations include: Spiced Caramel Apple, Chile Mango, Honey Lavender, Chocolate Maple Bacon, Caramel Churro, Vanilla Caramel Latte, Peanut Butter and Jelly and many more. If you aren’t one of those people who have expanded their palette just yet you can easily try different flavors by asking your baker for a tasting. If your bakery is serious about their business they will oblige you. Sometimes these do cost extra but are well worth it, especially if it is for a larger special occasion cake. You will be glad you did a tasting. Not only to make sure that you like the bakery, but to try different flavor combinations as well. No matter what flavor you decide to go with pick something you like! It’s your cake and you just never know someone might try something new and enjoy it. Life is too short to just eat Vanilla and Chocolate. As always, don’t forget to plan ahead and get your orders in early to secure your event date!
The Q & A Times Journal accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs.Materials will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Thank you.
Wildcard SSL Certificates