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Gia i biscotti adunansi

Posted in camp, crossover, historic desserts, parody, pbs, wigs, youtube on June 27, 2007 by lacieca

Mit Schlag

Posted in caballe, historic desserts, vienna on April 13, 2007 by lacieca

Comeback queen Montserrat Caballe shared a birthday celebration in Vienna yesterday with legendary confection the “Original Sacher-Torte.” The diva was born 74 years ago, the cake first devised just over a century earlier in 1832.

The soprano sang a brief serenade to the dessert before sampling the chocolately goodness, quipping, “Calories don’t exist!”

Scene of the meeting between the diva and the cake (described as 1 meter in diameter) was the Hotel Sacher, which claims the honor of producing the only authentic version of the Sachertorte, consisting of two layers of dense chocolate dough with a thin layer of apricot jam in the middle and dark chocolate icing with shreds of chocolate on the top and sides.