The holiday season is upon us, which transports me back to when I was a little “cake guy.” I knew it was the holidays when the “living room” was off-limits to the kids. Candles were lite and I could hear the faint click of my Mom’s heels on the marble floor. That meant it was time for a party with the neighbors. The house would smell of finger foods and sweets. I would look from the “family room,” which was the room that kids were allowed in all year long and watch Mom in the kitchen. She would look so beautiful, all made-up, while cooking and making sure everything was just right. By 8 o’clock, when the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” started, my sisters and I would get our own set-up of goodies. By “The Bob Newhart Show” the smell of Mom’s favorite perfume, Magi Noir, would begin to waft into our noses. By “The Carol Burnette Show” we would listen to the laughter and chatter of my parent’s friends arriving. As Carol tugged on her ear, Mom would gather the kids and walk us to our rooms, telling us to say “Hi” and “Goodnight” to everyone. I would fall asleep with the smell of Magi Noir mixed with the sound of high heels, classic jazz music and laughter. I wonder if my mom knows how special those memories are and what I think of during the holidays. I couldn’t tell you a single gift I ever got, but I remember those parties. Even the smallest things you do can create magical memories for someone you love. To help you make some “moments” of your own, we are featuring our namesake, “The Landmark Torte,” chocolate cake with a whole cheesecake in between and covered in chocolate ganache, also featuring our Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Eat Drink and Be Merry,
Joe “The Cake Guy”
CAKE OF THE MONTH – Landmark Inn Torte
CHEESECAKE OF THE MONTH – Pumpkin with Caramel Glaze
Enjoy Joe’s Savory Cheesecake Appetizers in our restaurants, made from local ingredients, featuring: Basil Balsamic with Sundried Tomatoes and Michigan Ale and Aged Gouda with Bacon Onion Jam, served with homemade crackers. “Joe’s Cakes” boutique bakery, created exclusively at the Landmark Inn, specializes in wedding cakes, indulgent cake buffets, sculpted and hand-painted cakes and custom desserts for all occasions. Call 315-8116 for all your sweet endings.