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Friday, November 26, 2010

5 Days of Christmas: Part I

Even though our Bogota, NJ bakery is located 15 minutes from the bustling metropolis of Manhattan, I often feel like I'm working in Mayberry. Bogota seems to have withstood the test of time and everyone knows everyone and everyone is involved in everything.

Our fire inspector, who is also the president of the town's 'Beautification Committee' (I use that term loosely), has taken great care of us along with the rest of his team, and we like to take care of them by delivering bags of goodies every so often to show our appreciation. We are debating the design for this year's Fire Department cake, but last year the following is what we dropped off:

The cake is made using Syliva Weinstock's Yellow Cake recipe  which we find bakes up sturdy enough to withstand carving yet is still quite moist. Santa and the fire hat brim are made from gumpaste.

If you have any fun cake ideas we can do for the folks at the fire department this year, please drop us a comment.

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