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Italian Bakery Item in Tampa-Zuppa Inglese

Thank-you so much for the info and numbers...I will be calling tomorrow cause I will be back in town in April!

Feb 16, 2010
Saabgirl in Florida

Italian Bakery Item in Tampa-Zuppa Inglese

Thanks for the update on the spelling. I can;t believe they closed....so sad!

Feb 16, 2010
Saabgirl in Florida

Italian Bakery Item in Tampa-Zuppa Inglese

Great. Thank-you for the info I will check out both of those.

Feb 05, 2009
Saabgirl in Florida

Italian Bakery Item in Tampa-Zuppa Inglese

I am planning a trip to the Tampa area in March and I am looking for an Italian bakery that makes a layer cake which I can describe but I am not positive I have the correct name.

The cake I am looking for is a sponge cake soaked in rum to make it moist then layered with a custard that has cherries mixed in with another layer of sponge cake then a layer of whipped cream and another layer of sponge cake and a layer of chocolate custard with bananas mixed in and a final sponge cake layer with a thick whipped cream style frosting.

I had this cake as a child from a local bakery in Encino California which has now gone out of business and the only recipe I can find that sounds similar is the Zuppa Inglese.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

I would love to get one while I am there.

Feb 04, 2009
Saabgirl in Florida

Nicolsi "birthday" cake

I found a recipe from Olive Garden for a Zuppa Inglese that sounds remarkably similar to the cake I remember. Finding a name for it was a Godsend. Thank you for your help.

Feb 03, 2009
Saabgirl in Los Angeles Area

Nicolsi "birthday" cake

Thank-you all for the info....Zuppa Inglese does ring a bell I will try to find that in the PNW. I may look into the Veitnamese cakes also- rum can't be bad!

Feb 01, 2009
Saabgirl in Los Angeles Area

Nicolsi "birthday" cake

I grew up in the valley and moved many years ago but still crave my annual birthday cake. It was a layered rum sponge cake from Nicolsi bakery. I would love to know what the name of it was so I can try to locate a recipe or find a bakery here in the Pacific Northwest that makes it. It had a layer with custard and cherries, a layer with chocolate and bananas and was a rum soaked sponge cake. Does it sound familiar to anyone?

Thank-you....

Jan 31, 2009
Saabgirl in Los Angeles Area