New Orleans Cake Crawl – Day One

Red VelvetToday only managed one stop – Petite Amelie – but it was enough. This is the Red Velvet Cake, and it is superb. The cake was tender, light and flavoursome. The icing soft, creamy and just sweet enough. Multiple layers were a great idea – perfect way to balance the two elements of what can otherwise be a cake of extremes.

Next was the Creole Cheesecake, and this ws definitely one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had. Sometimes they can be claggy or sickly. Othertimes they’re just a bland pile of cream. This, however, walked the line between cheesy and creamy beautifully.Creole CheesecakeTomorrow – the search for beignets!