A gathering without cake is just a meeting. Cake transforms events into parties, and the sweet treat has been the honorary centerpiece of birthdays and weddings for centuries. Last night I threw a party in the streets, and i brought a cake so sweet that Betty Crocker cried tears of jealousy.
I spent 7 years of college attending parties, but never once did I actually bake the kind of 4-tier cake needed for a celebration in the streets. Let me correct that: the kind of 4-tier naked buttercream cake needed to start a party in the streets of Minneapolis (naked cake means no frosting on the sides- get it?? it’s naked!)
I enlisted the help of food-blogger Curvy Maven to bring my naked cake dreams to life. Luckily for me, she showed up with the 4 cake pans, the 12 eggs, the 18 cups of flour, and the 9 cups of sugar needed to bake the Eiffel Tower of cakes. Homegirl was definitely ready to get this party started (visit her blog to see pictures of us baking).
Turns out the people of Minneapolis are just like me – always hungry and filled with sweet teeth. That naked cake only lasted 20 minutes on Lake Street in Uptown Minneapolis. Oh, and guess what? When a cake eater mentioned it was his birthday, the crowd began singing the happy birthday song to him. It truly was a party in the streets (the sweetest kind).