Tuesday, April 1, 2014

sylvia weinstock

The grand dame of cakes. 
For over 30 years, Sylvia Weinstock has created gorgeous cakes. Not only are they beautiful creations, but they are made from the most delectable ingredients so the taste will match the decorating masterpiece!
Here's the story of the cake queen herself, courtesy of The Knot.

How it all began:
While on a family ski trip to Hunter Mountain, Ms. Weinstock was introduced to a retired pastry chef George Keller. He took her on as an apprentice and it wasn't long before she was supplying desserts to Hunter area restaurants every weekend while her husband and three daughters skied. 

Business Breakthrough:
Ms. Weinstock created a wedding cake for her daughter's friend who was getting married. The young woman worked in a take-out food shop and put the cake in the window. A chef, who worked for the then premier society caterer in New York City, Donald Bruce White, inquired where the cake came from, and Ms. Weinstock started getting cake orders from the caterer each weekend. Then orders began coming in from women who attended the catered receptions...and the rest is history.

Order your own cake (but prepare your bank account!)
  • Cake types: chocolate, yellow, yellow poppy seed, white, banana, carrot, hazelnut, almond, fruit, and pistachio. 
  • Cake fillings: chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, vanilla cream, mocha, gianduja (chocolate hazelnut), mocha, raspberry cream, strawberry cream, cream cheese filling, grand marnier with apricot, praline smooth or with bressilie, lemon mousse, italian cherries, whipped cream with fresh strawberries or raspberries. 
  • Texture of icing: smooth finish, cornelli finish (like lace), basket weave, lattice finish (like wicker), dotted swiss, group dotted swiss
**Flowers are an added cost

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