Without the promise of cake, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentists' appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths copacetic with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of delectable cakes at Lisa's Rum Cake in Gilbert. Cakes must be preordered and are available for pickup.
Long celebrated as a precious pastry institution, Lisa's Rum Cake slathers rich italian whipped-cream frosting over alternating layers of moist, vibrantly colored cake and italian-rum custard. An eclectic roster of classic varieties ($30), such as strawberry-banana amaretto, chocolate cream, and raspberry chocolate, wedges into open mouths to keep them from spilling Police Academy plot spoilers.
Tradition is shipped off to creative boot camp to create Lisa's New Generation menu, teeming with newfangled sweet-tooth satisfiers such as the sharply dressed tuxedo, featuring chocolate cake intermingling with layers of french-vanilla custard dotted with chocolate chips ($30). Customers can tailor their cakes to taste at no additional charge, tacking on curling ribbons and personalized messages, making it easy to celebrate extremely special occasions such as baby's first skydive and backyard space-shuttle launches.
Lisa’s Rum Cake
For some families, a new generation means baby showers and tiny clothes. For the Power family, it means shock-freezing technology, online ordering, and a high-tech factory specially tuned to quickly churn out delicate rum cakes. In fact, the family recipes Lisa Power uses are the only old-fashioned parts of her eponymous business, which she runs with her husband and their three daughters. Together, they separate moist layers of cake with rich custard, finishing off each creation with a topcoat of thick icing. Creative combinations of custard, cake, and sometimes fruit, candy, and sauces help build an eclectic spread of flavors. Drizzles of caramel over slices of apple make the aptly named caramel-apple cake an autumnally flavored confection, and the stars-and-stripes cake alternates strips of red velvet with vanilla custard and whole organic blueberries. Thanks to the factory’s packing and freezing technology, customers across the nation can indulge in Lisa’s signature desserts; they have shipped cakes to more than 300 cities in 40 states, but still just the one planet.