Friday, October 10, 2008
Premise 1: Buttercream icing goes good on cake.
Premise 2: There is such a thing as coffee cake.
Conclusion: Buttercream icing goes good with coffee.
This is honestly not bad. The icing dissolved into the coffee easily, with not a chunk or curdle to be found. A thin oily layer on top let me know that buttercream icing might actually contain butter.
A lot of icing is needed to make a difference to the taste of the coffee, but what a taste it is. Icing has a distinct flavour above and beyond simply being sweet; like how vanilla birthday cake ice cream (you can get it at Marble Slab) tastes way different than plain vanilla ice cream. Similarly, icing adds something more than just sugar to coffee. It adds that ineffable fake-yet-delicious birthday flavour; it's literally like a party in your mouth.
I give it TWO TONGUES UP.
See also: Food Logic Volume 7
On another note...since I write about food so much, I'm thinking of starting another blog focused solely on delicious and not-so-delicious foods. Stay tuned.
Oh and if you haven't checked out my Scrapbook, be sure to do so. It is sure to provide several seconds of pure entertainment.