Come and see and be able to film/photograph student chefs working under the supervision of their instructors as they painstakingly sculpt and form the many elements that will go into the five-foot tall visual/culinary extravaganza. The final product will weigh in at approximately 300 pounds. This spectacular culinary creation will display Pasadena history in sugar, cake, icing and fondant, from the City’s agricultural beginnings (an orange grove), to its landmarks (Rose Bowl, Colorado St. Bridge, Arroyo Seco Parkway/Pasadena Freeway), celebrations (Rose Parade, Doo Dah Parade), and even celebrities (the Little Old Lady from Pasadena!), and much more.
The official cake cutting with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and other dignitaries will take place beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 11 at the Happy Birthday Pasadena festivities on the grounds of Pasadena Museum of History and Avery Dennison. The main cake will be on display following the cutting ceremony for the public to view and photograph. So that we can enjoy the beauty of this cake and eat it, too, Le Cordon Bleu’s chefs will create massive sheet cakes in the winning flavor (Tuxedo: White Cake, Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Mousse and Fudge filling, whipped Vanilla Chantilly Cream and Chocolate Ganache) to serve to the public attending the festivities on June 11.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
Where: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 561 E. Green St., Pasadena 91101 (in the old bistro location)