Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chandeliers and Cake Zen

Last night Jen and I attended the Indy Getting Hitched premiere party at the wedding/event venue Community Life Center at Washington Park East. While the space is beautiful on both the inside and the outside, I couldn't shake the fact that it is located right in front of a cemetery and CONNECTED to a building that holds funerals. It just seems like an ominous place to hold a wedding/reception. But if you can get past the things I've mentioned, and for the right price, even I could, then it would be the perfect venue. There are many gorgeous chandeliers that glitter and catch every bit of light in the room and would probably make for some breathtaking photos. I also loved the rich tones that occupy the space which far exceed the average "ballroom" at a convention center or hotel. It truly was a beautiful space, but then there's that cemetery...

I apologize for my somewhat negative review, so let me make it up to you by telling you about an event that has probably changed my life. Within the venue, various vendors (whoa, that's a lot of 'v's) were set up with their booths. I don't like cake. I never have and probably never will. As we were browsing, Jen and I stumbled upon Cake Zen. There were some cupcakes that were very aesthetically pleasing, but I didn't try them. However, I will say that I was very tempted because words like "chili powder" and "pow!" were being used to describe them. There were also mini lime meringues in adorable little double shot glass sized glasses. I also don't like meringue. BUT this meringue was different. The second the spoon touched my palette, I almost died from excitement and content at the same time. It tasted like someone crushed a pearl, mixed it with silk, threw in a dash of magic, and dropped it on my tongue. It even shimmered as though there really were pearls in the recipe. It was, hands down, the best pie-esque, nay, dessert I have ever had the honor and privilege of enjoying. From now on, I will always compare other desserts to this one, which is extremely unfortunate for all those to come after, because I'm fairly certain nothing will compare, and now I really wish I had tried the cupcakes. Someday, when I get married, I'm giving Jama a call. Not only are her culinary skills superb, but she was sweet as can be. Cake Zen gets 1,246 thumbs up (I realize I don't have that many thumbs, but if I did, they'd all be up).


1 comment:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...