Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Mardi Gras Bake-Off

Two bakers. Two desserts. One winner. Who will you pick? Please choose dessert #1 or dessert #2 and post your choice in your comment. The winner is decided BY YOU. Voting and comments will be kept open until noon on Wednesday, February 25th! Happy voting!

Dessert #1:
The Big Easy Chocolate Pecan Tartlet

Dessert #2:
Mardi Gras Rainbow Cake

16 comments:

Matt said...

My Vote: #1

Girly Muse said...

wow, this is hard. both are lovely.

i have to say #1. the tart is flawless and the design in the chocolate dusting took it to a whole other level.

epcaskey said...

Tough decisions. #1 is fancy - beautifully presented. Even looks tasty. But when I want dessert, I want DESSERT (which means a large portion). So, I'm voting for #2 - looks festive, deliciously moist and enough to satisfy my serious sweet tooth.

MrsManley said...

My vote: #1

Maiya said...

Not the first person to vote this way...but, #1 for me too!

Anonymous said...

My vote is for #1 but I'll need at least 4 of them!

Samantha

Jennifer Cashio said...

Jennifer Shepherd Cashio commented:

"#2. Looks more like a King Cake which is what is normally served around this time of year!"

Dawnita said...

I have to say #1

The creativity is very cool with the multi colored cake for #2 though. #1 just looks a bit fancier and it's Chocolate! Need I say more?

julie said...

I'm not much a pecan fan, but #1 looks really yummy!

Seth Caskey said...

When I think of a traditional Mardi Gras dessert, #2 pulls ahead. Bright colors, generous portions, indulgent - the last big dessert before Lent.

However, when I take into account my personal preferences, the simplicity and presentation of #1 cause it to shine. It looks tempting, I want to eat it. And the dusting of the fleur de lis is exceptional.

(Can you tell I want to be a celibrity judge on Top Chef?)

Tough choice.

Exceptional work by both chefs. But my vote for best Mardi Gras Dessert 2009 is....

We'll be right back with this year's winner in just a moment.

(Commercial break)

Seth Caskey said...

And we're back.

In the world of fine cuisine you're either in or you're out.

#1...you're ...in

Great job ladies. Looks like you had fun.

Anonymous said...

Go cake Go!

Tracey said...

Pecan tartlet. can't wait to see who wins!!!

Andrea said...

#1 is my vote

Shawnna said...

#1 for shizzle!

Anonymous said...

#2 looks delicious! I vote for #2 :)