I discovered Cake last year when I was looking for businesses to feature on Bite Me. Alissa started Cake after leaving a career in executive recruiting. She wanted to follow her passion for food and baking so after 7 years in Boston, she packed up her bags and moved to Lake Placid with her husband to pursue a career as a pasty chef at Paul Smith's College. After graduation, she became the pasty chef at Putnam Market in Saratoga where she satisfied everyone's sweet tooth for 8 years. Combining her education and experience, Alissa launched Cake in 2011 and let me just say it's to our benefit. When it comes to desserts, cake usually isn't my first choice. If it were up to me, I would much rather have a cookie, brownie or ice cream. That's not to say I don't like it and if it's exceptional cake, then I'm all for it. When it comes to sugar, I'm not turning too much down anyway (I'm two bites away from a 12-step program for sugar addiction. I kid I kid but I do love sugar☺). After filming the episode with Alissa, she sent me home with a strawberry chocolate ganache cake and chocolate peppermint cupcakes. First of all, the chocolate peppermint cupcake (it was December) was one of the BEST cupcakes I have ever had. It was a chocolate cupcake with peppermint butter cream sprinkled with crushed up candy canes. I honestly only planned on eating one, but ended up having two and a half. I couldn't stop myself! Thankfully my husband was there to take down the other cupcakes otherwise it could have gotten messy. We both thought that the cake and the frosting were wonderful. I also tried the strawberry chocolate ganache cake (I had to share this with my neighbors otherwise I would be writing this post from fat camp), which was also phenomenal. Rich chocolate cake layered with strawberry mouse then topped with chocolate ganache!!! Drooling yet??? I am just thinking about it!! The cake was so rich and had a deep chocolate flavor. The ganache was a wonderful addition (when is it not?) and the strawberry moose was light and tasted like a fresh picked strawberry. Last week I ordered her Pumpkin Pie cupcakes which consisted of a pumpkin cake with buttercream frosting. I could hardly wait to try them since my last experience was so good. The pumpkin cake was so moist and wonderfully spicy which went beautifully with the buttercream frosting. It's the perfect fall cupcake! Alissa makes exceptional desserts so if you are looking for cupcakes, wedding cakes, grooms cakes, cake pops, or any other cake, I highly recommend CAKE by Alissa. You will want to have your cake and eat it too! The only problem is that you might not want to share. www.cakebyalissa.com
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