Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Viennese Mélange


Verdigris Dome
White Marble Parapet Figures
Imperial Palace
Michaelertor


Oopsie Daisy!
Topsy-Turvy-Sky-High Cake
Demel Royal and Imperial Confectioners
Kohlmarkt


Lady in Pink
One day her prince
will come ...

How about
a cup of coffee
with that cake?

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Images and Text
© 2010 by Merisi


22 comments:

  1. I remember Vienna, I was there last September. I love Demel. Thank you, Vienna, for being so beautiful.

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  2. Liebe Merisi,

    ich finde den "Topsy-Turvy-Sky-High Cake" grandios! Ich gehe mal jetzt deine letzten 10 Posts nachholen :)

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  3. What a fantastic, wonderful cake! Well worth two pictures! A perfect wedding cake for some outrageous couple.

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  4. Vicki Lane,
    did you notice that I took one picture from the inside looking out and the other one through the window glass from the outside? One by day, one by night. ;-)

    Juju,
    Demel's shop windows are always worth a look.

    Lakeview,
    whimsy, oh yes! Once upon a time there was a children's toy store in the Washington suburbs called Whirligigs & Whimsies, whimsiest name ever. ;-)

    Bulgariana,
    hello again! :-)
    Hast du gesehen, dass das Cafe Museum nicht mehr ist? :-(

    Annechung,
    welcome and thank you! :-)

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  5. I was going to use the word whimsical as well . . . I can't think of any word that suits that cake any better. What a joy to look at! And I wonder if it has different layers of flavors, or if they are all the same sponge or genoise.

    I am having tea at The Ritz tomorrow. I will take a picture of it for you, dear Merisi.

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  6. Oh Bee,
    Tea at the Ritz, how exciting!
    I am looking forward to your pictures, I have never been there (in any city).

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  7. I don't know which is more amazing, the dome, or the cake. I think maybe the cake!!

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  8. Coffee and a slice of that cake would be just delicious

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  9. Looove Demel !! Someday I will get to the original but the one in the Plaza Hotel in NYC is pretty great as well !!

    http://nycstylecannoli.blogspot.com

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  10. I have been asking my sister to go with me to Vienna this summer but alas! I think we're heading to Greece. :( I hate knowing that I'm missing out on such loveliness!

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  11. I love all the "ice cream" colors! Beautiful post!

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  12. Willow,
    you know, cake and dome are within sight of each other: standing outside the shop window, you can see both! ;-)


    Val,
    hard to decide which layer one would like to taste, I guess. ;-)

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  13. Rosemary,
    have you read about Carol's of PARIS BREAKFASTS visit to Demel at the Plaza in New York City? Just click on the link if you have not done so yet and enjoy! ;-

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  14. Vickys,
    Oh, Vienna will be there whenever you are ready.
    I imagine Greece being the most wonderful place to spend a vacation!


    Cobalt Violet,
    thank you! :-)

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  15. .....ABSOLUTELY ELEGANT POST....

    From the Verdigris Dome to the Lady in pink awaiting her prince and finally to the dream of a cake....can it be true it's a real sweet cake....?
    ...better I step by and convince myself...?!
    I wish you a very beautiful day!
    ciao ciao elvira

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  16. That cake would be perfect at some of the weddings I've attended. All the drunks would probably see it looking perfectly normal.

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  17. Thank you, Elvira! :-)

    Charles,
    you made me laugh out loud! :-)

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  18. Must call over to Vienna for coffee one day..You have some fantastic places to go :-)

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  19. No wonder you love Demel's
    So do I...
    So must everyone!

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  20. Anne,
    yes, you must! :-)


    Carol,
    I love the sense of whimsy, but most of all I love their dedication to the quality of the ingredients and the respect they show for the art and craft of the patissier and chocolatier.

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