Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mae West.....is tasty

Mae West was an actress, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol.  She was born in 1893 and died in 1980.  She started her work in Vaudeville and moved onto Hollywood to become a successful comedian and actress.  She was a risque' performer and even wrote, directed and stared in her own play on Broadway called "Sex", in 1918.  She was known for this type of material and while the ticket sales were doing well, the show was raided by city officials for its lack of censorship.  She was also arrested and charged with "corrupting the morals of youth."  She later wrote a play dealing with homosexuality and never opened due to complaints from the Society for the Prevention of Vice.

Mae West was famous for the line: ""Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"


Now, in 1932 a cake named the Mae West was created.  The cake has two layers of cake with a vanilla creme between them with a chocolate glaze.  The cake went by this name until 1980, when the name was changed.  This could have coincided with Mae West's death.  The cake's name was changed to May West, still having the same name, but spelled differently to disassociate it from the late actress.

The cakes are tasty.  The chocolate isn't too much chocolate and the cake is just a nice fluffy texture.  The creme filling is amorphous.  I mean that the company describes it as being a vanilla creme, I tasty something similar to a marshmallow  and a coworker tastes something a bit like coconut.  Either way, it is definitely worth it.  Buy one today.  4 out of 5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see Mae West here. Come up and see Mae, honey . . . MaeWest.blogspot.com . . .!