Thursday, July 12, 2012

Myriad Cake Design

Myriad Cake Design is located on Liberty St. SE in Salem, Oregon. While they mainly do cakes for weddings and other special occasions, Marion can also be found selling cake truffles and ice cream sandwiches at the Wednesday and Saturday Markets in Salem. I decided to drop by at the Wednesday market to try this place out.


It was a sunny day, perfect for a lot of sugar -- preferably a cold, sugary treat. Thus, it was no surprise that when I saw the words "ice cream sandwiches" on one of her signs, I flat out spun 90 degrees and had the beaming panda eyes. It's like a toddler seeing something shiny. Must have.



Marion also has around six different types of cake truffles, including at least one gluten-free option. I went with a lemon curd cake truffle ($2 for one, $20 for a dozen). A lemony cake ball covered in a white chocolate shell. An excellent job; the cake was light and moist, while the cool white chocolate shell had that slight crunch. I could see myself eating at least a dozen in one sitting. Sugar high, anyone?

Lemon Curd Cake Truffle
(Myriad Cake Design)
The inside!
In the end, I also wanted an ice cream sandwich, so I picked white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and vanilla ice cream ($3). Marion does these when she can, making sure there's ample time for the sandwich to freeze. After all, we don't want a melting mess all over the table and clothes.

Ice cream sandwich!
White chocolate and macadamia nut cookies + vanilla ice cream!
You can see the macadamia nuts in there!

I really loved the ice cream sandwich more for the generous chunks of macadamia nuts than anything else. Yup, it made me think of Hawaii, but that contrasting nutty texture also made this one a huge favorite.

This is a booth at the Salem Farmers Markets that you should check out! Be sure to also follow and like Marion's business Facebook page! 8.5/10

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