Friday, February 27, 2009

What Did You Have For Dessert Today?

We've been out of town and on the road a lot. One of our many meals away from home was at IKEA. As we were eating I mentioned to everyone in our party that many people's meals and desserts end up on Flickr's public files and on blogs. There are even IKEA food fan groups on Flickr and the Internet!

It sparked an interesting conversation about the merits of this whole phenomenon of sharing photos of our food on the web with friends and complete strangers alike.
My husband immediately grabbed the camera and took these photos of our desserts for my own blog.

Just as Twitter asks you to share with the entire world, 'What are you doing?", these food groups show and tell the entire world with "What are you eating?"

So here's what was on our dessert plates that day:
Chocolate Cake -- This is our son's preferred Ikea Chocolate Cake with thick layers of cake and mousse. Despite being a certified chocoholic, he does not like their other chocolate cake which is thick, all cake and no mousse.

Blueberry Tart -- You have to love blueberries, the thin layer of fruit is very powerful. It is a special, hard-to-find treat for blueberry lovers though.

Almond Cake -- Light and tasty with a layer of butter cream and sprinkled with almond slivers on top. Also available frozen in their take-home foods department. The nuts are ground medium fine and incorporate right into the cake dough where it is almost hard to tell where the almonds start and the dough begins.

It wasn't available the day my husband was photographing, but also look for their delicious Princess Cake. It's green! All that green is marzipan. And their Apple Cake with layers upon layers of thinly sliced apples.


  1. Those do look lovely, indeed, Joy! I wish there was an IKEA nearby...

  2. I sooooooooooooo need a recipe for the cake at the top - it looks delish!

  3. Your photos look delicious! My husband and I recently remodeled our kitchen with Ikea cabinets and spent about 4 different days there picking up things for the kitchen. Their meals are pretty good. I had no idea there were such fans of it out there.

  4. That chocolate cake sure looks yummy! Hope all is going well with you and your family. I have missed seeing you around here!

  5. Thank you to all.
    Amanda: They were pretty tasty and especially when we consider Ikea is a furniture store! Who would guess they would even have a restaurant?
    Tamy & Erin: I have a great mousse recipe to recreate that chocolate cake. I will post it in the near future.
    Joan: Welcome to my blog and thank you for commenting. I see from your own blog that you are a real blueberry lover. They are so healthy and tasty too. Wishing you all the best for your new blueberry blog!


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