Smith Island CakesWednesday, April 13, 2011
Cherry Blossom season just wrapped up here in DC. Since we’ve moved here in December, that’s all we’ve been hearing about! The build up has been unbearable. Well, we finally experienced first hand what all the hoopla was about, and, yes, they were beautiful. Snowy puffs of pink and white all around the Tidal Basin, and all over the city actually, along with gorgeous magnolia trees as well.
My sister-in-law, Jennifer, came up from Salisbury, MD to see the cherry blossoms…and brought us an Eastern Shore treat! Feast your eyes:
Smith Island Cakes are a specialty of 8 x 4 mile Smith Island, Maryland’s only inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay. These towering cakes typically contain 6-12 pencil-thin layers of spongy cake with decadent icing in between each one. And, fun fact: Smith Island Cakes are the official state dessert of Maryland.
Jennifer got our cakes from Classic Cakes in Salisbury. Owner Dana Evans, who runs the bakery with her daughter, grew up on Smith Island (which I now imagine to be like Nantucket meets Candyland) making these traditional cakes.
With almost two dozen mouthwatering flavors to choose from, ranging from classics like Red Velvet to creative combos like Butterfinger. We were treated to the Fresh Strawberry – six layers of yellow cake, with fresh strawberries, strawberry glaze and whipped buttercream stacked between each layer. If you’re a strawberry shortcake fan, this is your cake.
1305 S Division St
Salisbury, MD 21804