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Cakes at a Chinese Bakery

rockycat | Mar 10, 2008 06:58 AM

Our large Chinese grocery store has a bakery counter. I believe the bakery is contracted out to another owner who does the baking on-site. Either way, the staff is very harried and speaks minimal English and I speak no Chinese of any variety so I can't ask questions.

There are some beautifully decorated Western-style layer cakes labeled "Red Bean Cake," "Taro Cake," "Chestnut Cake," etc. Does this mean that these cakes are white or yellow cake layers with red bean, taro, or whatever filling between the layers or is the title ingredient actually incorporated into the cake itself? I'm not eager to spend $22 just to satisfy my curiousity.

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