THE DESIGN: Strawberry milk cake with vanilla & white chocolate buttercream. Decorated with white chocolate cigarellos, hundreds & thousands and fresh cut strawberries.
THE STORY: In early 20th century America, five artfully etched words adorned the windows of ‘late night lunch wagons’: sandwiches, coffee, cake, pie, milk. These movable wagons were the beginnings of what later became the kitsch, all-American diner - which is the inspiration for this throwback cake.
By the 1950s these spaces of democratic dining were all the rage: fast-food horns of plenty, decked out in ever more elaborate designs. A whole diner slang was born to christen the modern menus – playful jargon like ‘Zeppelins in a fog’ (sausages and mash) or ‘missipi mud’ (mustard).
Of course by then, the ‘cake and milk’ had evolved into the glorious milkshake. And it’s here the lingo really gets going. Ordering a Black Cow for a chocolate shake sounds pretty good, but who could resist the offer of the strawberry alternative – to ‘Shake one in the Hay’?
Size – 22cm, 18cm + 12cm
No. of Guests – 150
Sponge – Strawberry
Filling – White Chocolate Buttercream
Icing – White Chocolate Buttercream
Allergies – contains eggs, dairy, gluten and traces of nuts