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DeRusha Eats: The Prettiest Birthday Cake Ever


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You love your wife, right? Or your husband? Or your boyfriend? Or your mistress? Clearly, you love someone. I hope.

And when that special, beloved individual has a birthday, that person deserves better than a cheap cake from Costco (unless that person is my soon-to-be 5-year-old, who is getting a cheap cake from Costco).

When my wife had her birthday a couple weeks ago, I called up one of the top pastry chefs in the country. Because she works just down the road.

Michelle Gayer was nominated for a national James Beard Award—the only nominee who runs her own bakery instead of working in a fancy restaurant. The Salty Tart is inside the wonderful Midtown Global Market.

And check this beauty out:




This is a vanilla bean cake with white chocolate frosting. The topping: fresh blueberries and dried lemons. Stunningly beautiful. Inside: lemon and blueberry fillings. And yes, it was as delicious as it looks.
 



I just called the main phone number and Michelle asked me if I wanted chocolate or fruit, and I told her to come up with something cool. She did. I called with about a week's notice, but I don't think you even need that much.

It served about 8 to 10. Cost: $38. And worth every penny.

So step it up, people. Go buy a special cake.

The Salty Tart

920 East Lake St., Mpls.
saltytart.com, 612-874-9206

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