Cakes for Occasions, Danvers
Saw a TV piece on this place and was wondering if it's worth a trip. I'm solidly in the Lakota cake camp but always open to new chow. Was particularly interested in a featured cake, Opera Cake, which was a coffee soaked chocolate cake with butter cream frosting, topped with chocolate ganache. Oh my did it look good at 7pm last evening! Could have used a slice with post dinner cup of tea.
They are worth the trip. My friends and I get the opera cake for every birthday. It's silly good. They are quite talented at that shop.
Thanks to you both for the input. Made the trek today and purchased the Opera cake and the lemon raspberry. I'm afraid I can't concur with your assessment of the place. Emphasis on the presentation, not quality cakes, icings or fillings. I really felt like I was eating a cake from a supermarket with very little flavor (where's the coffe/, lemon infusion?) and icing equally bland. You know those $4.99 airy, empty layers which could be just about any flavor if your eyes were closed. How can a chocolate ganache have no flavor? Doesn't seem possible but Cakes for Occasions seems to manage it. There is no comparison to a Rosie's or Lakota cake: fine, rich, flavorful cakes of substance and worth every penny.
My next question? What the heck do I do with the rest of these two disappointments? I certainly won't be eating any more so in the freezer they go to be shared anyone who's willing to waste the calories.