Birthday Cakes Galore in Friday Harbor
July 24th was a busy day for Anna Maria. She was in her element, away from the drudge of the computer and behind the counter in the kitchen. Her task: whip up four extraordinary cakes for guests, catered events, staff birthday, and the local Relay For Life auction. With her typical top-notch style, the Relay For Life cake brought in very generous dollars from silent auction bidders. The Six-Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake was comprised of six moist layers of chocolate and white cakes, interlaced with fresh sweet whipped cream and local berries, with chocolate ganache glaze and frosting. It was decorated with edible flowers picked fresh from the chefs’ garden – and judging from the gasps as people closed on their first bite, it tasted even better than it looked!
The cake was a contribution to honor all the birthdays of cancer survivors, and the hope that there will some day be a world of more birthdays, a world where cancer cannot claim another year of anyone’s life.
For more information on Relay For Life, see the American Cancer Society’s website.
Speaking of birthdays, Head Housekeeper Elsa celebrated her 30th birthday with one of Anna Maria’s crowning creations. You can see more photos of this towering masterpiece and Elsa’s party on the Tucker House Facebook page.