Tulip Baroo: Game of Thrones Cake

To start this off, I am going to say straight forward that I am a little too excited for tonight’s season finale of Game of Thrones. I considered getting dragon costumes for my cats, or completely redecorating the interior of my house to replicate the show but then I thought… cake!

I became familiar with Tulip Baroo Vegan Catering awhile back when a vegan friend introduced me to their signature Lemon Coconut Cake. It looked amazing, but at first I was unsure the flavour would hold up since it was vegan – well, I was wrong.

The cake was rich, sweet, moist and incredibly flavourful. Naturally, I couldn’t wait to eat it again.

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So, when I realized that shaving my cats fur to make them look like dragons might not work out for the best, I quickly opted for the second best option – a custom made Game of Thrones cake!

I sent a ton of reference photos to Matthew at Tulip Baroo and told him to do whatever felt best to him! I find it’s always best to let the artist work without direction, and it definitely worked out!

Here is my custom made Game of Thrones Finale cake from Tulip Baroo Vegan Catering:

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Obviously you’re going to want your own cake, you can find Tulip Baroo’s Facebook here and their website including their Menu here.

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Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food: Sausage

Have you heard the news? Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food is serving up something new and totally unique.

Two chefs, Peter Burt and Ross Larkin, from local favourite and recently named #1 Restaurant in Canada, Raymond’s, have come together to produce a nitrate-free, additive-free and filler-free sausage exclusively for Rocket Bakery.

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Peter and Ross have both spent time cooking in culinary hot-spots including Vancouver, Beijing, Australia and Spain and have amassed a combined 37 years professional experience in the industry. Now, working hard in the kitchens of Raymond’s, they have branched out to bring a new take on Newfoundland flavour to Rocket Bakery and our own kitchens.

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Featuring pork from Point Leamington Farms and salt from the Newfoundland Salt Company, these sausages are truly local and sure to taste amazing. These new additions to Rocket’s arsenal of mouth-watering fresh foods are available currently in 5 flavours: Italian, Garlic, Maple, Chorizo and Kolbász. We all know the best flavours come from local ingredients and chefs who are passionate about keeping it local – which is exactly what this product represents. Now, the questions remains – how to eat it? I have two suggestions on how to try this great new product.

First, a simple and guest-impressing charcuterie plate. Go with simple and fresh ingredients that are sure to compliment each other and serve on a classic wooden platter. See my ingredient suggestion list below and photo for food styling inspiration. A great charcuterie plate is easy to put together while its mix of sweet-salty and creamy-acidic is sure to wow your party guests.

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To create my ultimate “Rocket charcuterie plate”, all you need is:

  • Rocket sausage – my choice: Italian & Chorizo
  • Cured meat – my choice: prosciutto
  • Cheese – my choice: plain goat’s cheese, creamy havarti & aged cheddar
  • Bread/crackers – my choice: toasted Rocket baguette & multigrain crackers
  • Acidity – my choice: Roasted red pepper & Rocket’s pitted olives
  • Neutralizer – my choice: fresh grapes

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Second. This suggestion for serving the new Rocket sausages is a little more hearty and sure to please hungry bellies at dinner time. Try a recipe like a Grilled Sausage Puttanesca from Rock Recipes or Penne with Chorizo and Creamy Tomato Sauce from Taste.com.

We did our own adaptation and created a Penne and Chorizo in Tomato-Cream Sauce.

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At $11.25 the price feels a little steep, but once you take your first bite you’ll understand its worth. These sausages are made with true culinary care and Newfoundland heart and each bite certainly reflects that.

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You can find these sausages in Rocket Bakery on Water Street in their freezer*. If I were you, I’d get down to try out these Rocket sausages before they’re sold out!

* In this freezer you will also find Rocket’s own touton dough which is also totally worth the try.