More than 22 decorative cakes and trendy,
mini-jar cakes added to Lido Market's Sweet Spot in time for
National Cake Day November 26
SEATTLE, Nov. 16,
2023 /CNW/ -- Pastry chefs across Holland
America Line's fleet are showcasing
their favorite creations during Cake Me Away, a new Lido Market
dessert celebration. Debuting on board in time for National Cake
Day Nov. 26, Cake Me Away displays
more than 22 tantalizing five-layer cakes in 16 decadent flavors,
with extra servings of the most popular types.
The culinary team is always developing new
ideas, and Cake Me Away gives them the opportunity to share their
Holland America Line's
international pastry team also has created a selection of mini-jar
cakes that will be added to the daily dessert rotation at Sweet
Spot in Lido Market.
"Our pastry team has some of the most talented chefs in the
world, and Cake Me Away allows us to bring flavors from their home
countries to our guests," said Michael
Stendebach, vice president of food, beverage and guest
services at Holland America Line. "The culinary team is always
developing new ideas, and Cake Me Away gives them the opportunity
to share their favorites and introduce new original cakes for our
guests to enjoy."
Cake Me Away occurs once on seven-day cruises and multiple times
on longer sailings, depending on length, in Lido Market. Cake Me
Away combines culinary décor with all-time favorite and popular
cake flavors – including original cakes like the Heaven and Hell
cake (which layers angel and devil's food cakes with a peanut
To accommodate the dietary needs of all guests, Cake Me Away
selections include gluten free, vegan and no-sugar added
Cake Me Away flavors include:
- Mille Crepe Cake with layers of cream and crepes.
- Heaven and Hell Cake with layers of angel and devil's
food cakes topped with peanut butter frosting.
- Concorde Cake, a gluten-free option made from chocolate
- Almond Roca Cake layers
chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, whipped cream and homemade
almond roca (a hard toffee with chopped nuts and chocolate).
- Sans Rival Cake, a recipe from the Philippines that layers buttercream,
meringue and chopped cashews.
- Carrot Cake, a traditional carrot cake with warm spices,
chopped nuts and cream cheese frosting.
- Cookies and Cream Cake, alternating layers of cake and
crushed chocolate cookies.
- Crème Brûlée Cake, inspired by the classic French
dessert with vanilla cake, creamy custard and pastry cream.
Mini Cakes in a Jar
Mini-jar cakes are a bite-size
take on the current trend of layered jar cakes. Holland
America Line's mini-jar cakes will
be offered daily in Lido Market. Flavors will rotate among the
- Black Forest: devil's food cake layered with kirsch
frosting and cherry compote, topped with chocolate shavings and a
- Carrot Cake: traditional carrot cake layered with cream
cheese frosting, topped with toasted and chopped walnuts.
- Cookies and Cream: devil's food cake layered between
cream cheese frosting, and Oreo cookies.
- Key Lime Pie: key lime filling baked on a graham cracker
crust, then topped with Crème Chantilly and candied lime zest.
- Red Velvet: layers of red velvet cake, chocolate
buttercream and cream cheese frosting topped with red velvet crumbs
and white chocolate shavings.
- S'mores: layers of graham cracker crumbs, devil's food
cake crumbs, boiled icing and chocolate mousse with torched
- Strawberry Pavlova: chopped meringue layered with white
mousse, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce and chopped
The Talent Behind Cake Me Away
Comprising 198 pastry
and assistant chefs across the fleet, the pastry team hails from
India, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia and the
Philippines, bringing their local tastes and recipes to Cake
Me Away. For example, one shipboard favorite introduced by pastry
chefs from the Philippines is Sans
Rival cake — meaning "unrivaled" in French — which layers
buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews.
Before joining the Holland America
Line fleet, new pastry chefs and assistants attend a pastry
training course that is exclusive to Holland America Line. Once
complete, they join a pastry team on one of the fleet's 11 ships.
On each ship, pastry teams prepare between 25-30 different desserts
and up to 1,000 cookies each day.
For more information about Holland America Line, consult a
travel advisor, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival
Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
America Line has been exploring the
world for 150 years with expertly crafted itineraries,
extraordinary service and genuine connections to the destinations.
Offering an ideal perfectly-sized ship experience, its fleet visits
nearly 400 ports in 114 countries around the world and has shared
the thrill of Alaska for 75 years
— longer than any other cruise line. Holland America Line's 11 vessels feature a diverse
range of enriching activities and amenities focused on destination
immersion and personalized travel. Guests enjoy the best
entertainment at sea each evening and dining venues featuring
exclusive dishes by world-famous chefs. A new global fresh fish
program brings more than 80 types of fresh fish on board, sourced
and served locally in regions around the world.
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