Monday, July 12, 2010
In the past, we've enjoyed sharing some of our travels with you. Last week we were reminded of the wonderful sights and attractions available right here in Cleveland, Ohio our home town.
It all started with a phone call from James the personal chef to the owner of Lady Sandals yacht. Sandals was hosting parties for premier clients and important guests and needed numerous cakes to impress their sophisticated palates. Amidst an already busy week we were excited to accommodate his request. So, for three days we baked up a storm! Strawberry cassata, red velvet, pineapple cassata, german chocolate, whole wheat carrot, and chocolate fudge were some of the indulgent cakes we created.
While making these large deliveries to the yacht docked in The Flats we enjoyed the beautiful diversity of our cityscape. The Flats, located on the Cuyahoga River (and "no" folks, the river is not burning and is much cleaner than most urban rivers) is undergoing a resurgence with new developments and entertainment venues on both sides of the river. An added plus is the significant historic architecture which has been rehabilitated, such as the Superior Viaduct and Power House.
During our last delivery to Sandals International Resorts yacht, the icing on the cake was when James told us that Martha Stewart's top baker was on board the night before and gave our cakes a resounding thumbs up!
With all the negative press Cleveland has been getting this past year it was nice to reaffirm to ourselves the wonderfully rich area we live in. Thank you Cleveland for our world class orchestra, museum of art, Playhouse Square, Metroparks, Cleveland Clinic, Iron Chef, and great Cavs basketball team with or without Lebron James. But most especially, for all the great creative caring people who live in Northeast Ohio.