Photos by Jenn Mace ’19
If you weren’t able to make it to the annual Motley bake-off this Friday (what could be more important?), or if you were first in line but would like to relive the experience, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a look at some of our favorites…but really, everything was delicious enough to have a spot in the glass case at the Mot.
First up on our list are the Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes by baker Emelia Benson Meyer, clearly one of the people’s favorites, as they were eaten up pretty quickly. In the words of an anonymous gobbler, “Oh my god, this cupcake.” The cake was light and fluffy but full of flavor, and the caramel icing had the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Paired with a smooth cup of cold brew, this cupcake is a must-add to the Motley’s food selection.
Another clear crowd pleaser were the Sugar Cookies by Maddy Blumer. Not only were they adorably mini, they also tasted fantastic. Motley fanatic Wyatt Cooper commented, “I really like the sugar cookie…the frosting had a very icy texture and the cookie was the perfect level of sweetness.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
Our final favorite was the assorted dried fruit by Marginal Frutility. From apple to fig, Marginal Frutility’s selection was well-chosen, and the taste was even better. Both soft and chewy with a vibrant taste, it was like eating the actual fruit without the mess. Student Charlene Zhu commented that the fruit was her favorite because “it’s delicious and they’re local, all natural, and sustainable.” What more could you really ask for in your dried fruit?
Overall, we were blown away by the level of talent and taste exhibited by all the entries at the bake-off. In the words of Garrett Ryan, who we caught with a full plate exiting the Motley, “The food is dank.” Thanks to the Motley for putting on another amazing event, and we all know we can’t wait to spend all our flex on these delectable goods very soon.