Recipe from Napa Valley’s Perfect Endings bake shop. Never heard of Perfect Endings? They’re one of the premiere bakeries in California’s Napa Valley, specializing in uber-creative, life-like edible masterpieces. Their cakes are crazy good and equally crazy expensive, so any occasion to splurge on one at home is worth it.
Here are the delicious details: The cake’s exterior consists of a coffee buttercream “pot” topped with hand-sculpted African Violet blooms (sugar paste is a magical thing) and green fondant icing leaves. Cut into the flower pot and you’ll find a velvety-rich, five-layer chocolate devil’s food cake with chocolate caramel truffle cream filling. I mean, really? Can’t you just imagine taking a bite of decadent devil’s food cake, its crumbs held together by rich, caramel cream? Envision it in slo-mo with a sultry bass line (“bow-chick-a-bow-wow!”) and you’ve got yourself a true perfect ending to any meal.
Perfect Endings Blooming Flower Pot Cake
Shipped frozen from Williams-Sonoma
Dimensions: 5 1/2″ diameter, 6 1/2″ high (serves 4)