Saturday, November 21, 2009

Weekend treats

This weekend I've treated myself to a cake from my favorite DC bakery, Furins.
Chocolate cake with kahlua butter cream frosting and raspberrys -yum!!
Of course 1/2 of the taste is in the presentation! So my favorite wedgwood cuckoo pattern was used along with a royal doulton cake platter, wedgwood cobalt jasperware cream & sugar and limoge underplates.

I hope everyone has a delicious weekend!

22 comments:

Blue said...

Two teacups! So, I'm glad to see you were sharing the cake - a proper cake, not one of the supermarket travesties. Our fave with tea is fruitcake, home-made - Dundee cake to be precise - and fed with brandy a while before cutting. Here I am at five thirty in the morning wanting cake!

Michael Mattison said...

Don't know what I like more: the death-by-chocolate-and-Kahlua cake, or the Wedgwood...
Excellent taste either way, Stefan.
"Viele Grüße"
Michael

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Blue -that sounds delicious! I'm a cook but not a baker -so I tend to buy my desserts. Admittedly, I'm a salty snacker and not a sweet one, so desserts don't happen too often other than ice cream. Once in awhile though I crave a really GOOD cake -i don't waste time on cardboard cakes from the supermarket.
always 2 cups, desserts taste best shared!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Michael -they're both equally good!!

Summer is a Verb said...

Makes me feel like hoi polloi popping my Belgian chocolates straight from the box while still in my jammies...XXOO

Landscape Designer said...

Stefan, Thank you so much!!! I'll be right over!
Sandra

Landscape Designer said...

OOps! Forgot to say I LOVE the way you have combined the various patterns of china. Too stunning!
S.

David said...

I know I always say something like this, but it's true - I love a man who not only knows what a cake platter is, but owns one. Beautifully put together Sir!

Blue said...

P.S. its traditional where I'm from, Lancashire, to eat fruitcake with the local cheese which briefly was available at Wholefoods a couple of years back. I'm a salty snacker too, but that combo of real fruit cake and maybe a blue cheese is totally, mouthwateringly, tasty.

Windlost said...

Oh gosh, that looks exquisite. You've really pulled together a pretty collection. You're right, it is so much about presentation (but I bet the cake is delicious too!). Wish I lived closer haha and you'd be having a weekend guest for cake more often!

Terri

CashmereLibrarian said...

Oh so delicious! Wish I could help partake of that incredible cake!

Julio said...

I completely agree with you! I believe a stunning presentation transforms your mood which can enhance your taste buds making your meal all the more enjoyable and memorable. You created a decadent mood.

pve design said...

Oh - you do know how I wish I were there having a cup of tea (and some salty nuts too!) I love salty things too, but that cake looks scrumptious!
pve

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I want to come for tea!

katiedid said...

I think that second cup has my name on it. I distinctly see my name on it.

Karena said...

Very nice. Isabella and I made a visit to Panache chocolatier on The Plaza tonight!! Such treats!

home before dark said...

I knew you had splendid taste: chocolate and raspberries! I believe it was really the source of seduction in the garden of eden. I wouldn't leave paradise for an apple, but that cake...! Love the china. Did you see Lauren's blue mix at (In)Decorous Taste! Must be that Pennsylvania thing you two share! Happy Weekend.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You certainly know how to set the perfect mood for enjoying a beautiful desert. Somewhat a lost art these times. I am so dying for a piece of chocolate cake now. Thank you for sharing and have a glorious Sunday.

Theresa Cheek said...

....chocolate and chinoiserie...I am so glad I found you!

Pat's Addition said...

Ok you got me...that's too tempting...don't have any chocolate cake but right now I'm going to eat a bunch of the raspberries I picked from my bushes yesterday.

DAM said...

You certainly know how to enjoy the finer moments of life in a beautiful way, proper way.

Thomas at My Porch said...

10 years in DC and I have never heard of Furins. And I have a sweet tooth the size of Rhode Island. I am going to have to check this out.