I (Alibi PDC) catered a party a few weeks ago and the hosts mentioned not to hold back in any circumstances...so I didn't. I tried for the best of the best and it was all flawless until the cake from the famed Bakery in Los Angeles, Boule, went under the knife.
Please don't get me wrong, I think that Boule is an amazing store and the proprietors are really helping LA and its food scene - but a bit more love should go into the products they offer.
I special-ordered my Boule cake a week before I needed it and on Friday afternoon when I went to pick the cake up, it was still not ready and we had to wait at least 15 minutes for them to get the cake to us. For $58.00 and a weeks notice I would expect a bit more.
I asked if pre-slicing was available and it wasn't so I knew the task would get tricky but not as tricky as it really was.
The Boule cake was delicious, again, don't get me wrong; it just looked like poop. All the cutting tricks I had up my sleeve weren't tough enough for this super moussey cake that died and deflated as soon as the knife punctured the surface.
I guess there isn't much to say about it, just that I was dissapointed and that I hope it doesn't happen to many others out there.
Yes, I kept it in the fridge. Yes, I used the sharp knife with hot water. Yes, I made sure my blade was clean every new slice I went in for. Yes, what you see is really what I served (unfortunately). Yes, it really cost $58.00