June 27, 2009

Country Style Donuts, Richmond, VA

Upon arriving in Richmond, we picked up our rental car and headed to the city. At one of the first intersections, we saw this donut shop and made a mental note of it. For that, the next morning we were rewarded with--hands down--the best donuts we had ever tasted. Specifically the one they call the Old Fashioned. It has an almost crisp texture on the outside and the inside is so heavenly in it's plain-ness that all you want is more!

The Old Fashioned are at the top of the box. Each morning during our visit, we went to Country Style. The first day we went, we stood in a long line, wondering if it was normally that crowded. Someone told us that they had just done a story about the shop that morning on the local news. Go figure.

The assortment is vast, and each day we bought a dozen donuts which, by the time the next morning rolled around, were somehow almost gone. They were a great treat to have on hand with relatives stopping in, pre-wedding. Everyone enjoyed them. All their varieties are very good- but for me, nothing compared to the Old Fashioned. The coffee was fantastic, by the way.

I am not responsible for this sad sight...and the eggs.

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June 13, 2009

Cakewalk in Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth has a new cake shop in it! Burgess and Shannon recently started Cakewalk- and business is booming! Take a gander at these incredible cakes! The keyboard cake is the most amazing cake I have ever seen in person. It was made as a groom's cake for JB and Steve's wedding last weekend.

Butterfly cake!

Easter cake!

Little black dress cake!!

Check out this one, which was made for an adoption celebration.

The photos speak for themselves, don't they?? If you would like to order a cake from Cakewalk, call Burgess Hodges at (757) 735-7883 or Shannon Campbell at (757) 615-7391, and they will hook you right up...and the eggs.

June 5, 2009

JB and the Captain!

We're in Richmond, Virginia for the wedding of my sister and Steve!! Their friend Teri of Celebrations Catering is doing the food for the wedding, so check back for pictures next week! Our friend Burgess has a brand new cake company out of Portsmouth, Virginia- and created an amazing groom's cake shaped like a keyboard (Steve is a musician)- so check back for a post all about the new company, complete with recent cakes they have created.

It will be a weekend to remember...and the eggs!!