I just hope it makes it home, Tirado says, gesturing toward a sheet cake shaped like a male torso. Its just been so hot! Ive been having problems with the um, protrusions melting. The protrusion in question today is a three-inch-long chocolate phallus, complete with veins and white icing dripping down its side. I went ahead and put some, uh, little guys around the outside so that you girls dont have to fight over the big one. Then she happily waves her hand over the tantalizing treat to point out four tiny, thoughtfully-placed, extra penises (penii?) one in each corner.
So how did a nice mother of two like Tirado decide to make a living peddling penis pastries and giant-boob-shaped baked goods? Well, I went to culinary school, she explains. I entered and won the baking contests and did that whole thing. But you know who I cant stand? Brides. After too many experiences accommodating the frantic frosting-changers, Tirado decided to focus on what she calls the dirty little secret of all bakeries. The people who buy my cakes now arent so picky, she says, and life is a lot more fun! Check out her grand opening celebration all week! Call 305-866-2866, or visit www.risquebusinessbakeryandcafe.com.
Starts: Aug. 1. Daily, 2006