It happened the other night at CakeSpy Shop: Cake Versus Pie. The ultimate showdown. Planned along with the food-smartypants powers of Jenise Silva and Edible Seattle, and judged by experts including pie mavens Kate and Brittany. How'd it go?
Well, that begs the question: do you want the short answer or the long answer?
I'll give you both.
Short answer: a Pie won best in show.
The long answer: as a cake devotee, I am willing to admit the pie was stellar...but I am not admitting defeat. After tasting ten of the most delicious cakes of my life, and seeing how fast the leftovers disappeared, I don't think it's quite time to throw in the towel. And I'm willing to bet that there are many others who would be willing to take part in a delicious rematch.
Now, I could get all in-depth about it and tell you about the trials and tribulations, the whos, hows, and whys.
But you know what? A bunch of other talented writers and photographers have, ah, already done it for me. For the full review, I suggest that you click over to the SLOG, where the lovely and amazing Megan Seling delivers a play by play.
And--most deliciously--you can find some of the recipes for the treats we enjoyed in these places (perhaps more to come?):
- Best in Show Pie: Peach Ginger by Kate Lebo
- Italian Cream Cake (and a roundup of the event) by Purple House Dirt
- Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache (undoubtedly one of the prettiest desserts of the evening!)
Oh, and you can follow the Twitter feed from the event here.