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Let Them Eat Cake! You, Too — at Nick and Johnny’s

May 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here’s my fresh Florida orange cake!


Read it and weep, Leslie Streeter!

Leslie Streeter, That Girl  at The Palm Beach Post’s pbpulse web site, posted this photo of her grandma’s homemade cobbler that’s she’s throwing down against my cake:

Leslie Streeter's Warm Apple Cobbler

Leslie Streeter's Warm Apple Cobbler


I’ll let the photos do all the talkin’.

Seriously, come out and vote for my delicious, beautiful cake at today’s Celebrity baking contest at Nick and Johnny’s (in Palm Beach at the old Chuck and Harold’s location) from 4 to 6 p.m. For $5 you get to taste the goodies baked by 13 of us — and bid on the intact ones for the cause. All this fun raises money for the PBC Mental Health Association.

I’ll be there with cake knife in hand – so Leslie, come armed!



Tags: The Eat Beat: Restaurant News

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jordan // May 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Jan, that cake looks awesome! I look forward to hearing how it fared against the other options.

  • 2 GPrimm // May 20, 2009 at 4:13 am

    I’ve always hated it when cookbooks and TV shows seemed more interested in how food LOOKS than how it TASTES.

    But the two photos in your post prove the stylists’ point. Your cake looks like something anyone would be eager to dive into, no matter what it tastes like. On the other hand, that cobbler looks like something the cat dragged in, even though it may be the best tasting cobbler on the planet. Ugh.

  • 3 ksteinhoff // May 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Miz Jan, Mam, stopped by the house Saturday to drop off a piece of her Orange Cake for Wife Lila and me.

    I think she was fishing for compliments after being schooled, not by trash-talking Leslie, but – the ultimate insult – by a banker.

    Let the record reflect that the Orange Cake did, indeed, taste orangey.

    She was at a disadvantage in the contest going in. She might have been a food editor, but anybody whose job it is to cook books like a banker will find baking cakes child’s play.

    (Of course, if you get CAUGHT cooking the books you’ll either (a) get a huge bonus or (b) hope that someone like Jan will let bygones be bygones and bake you a cake with a hacksaw blade in it.)

  • 4 Scott Simmons // May 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I love that orange cake. There’s nothing like the tang of that citrus.

  • 5 Bonnie // Jun 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Where is the recipe for this cake ?

    I love orange cake, I baked one for my wedding cake. Yes– I baked my cake, just did not have enough to do that week !

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