Holland America Line Pastry Team Promises to ‘Cake You Away’ Serving Their Favorites in New Dessert Extravaganza

More than 22 decorative cakes and trendy, mini-jar cakes added to Lido Market’s Sweet Spot in time for National Cake Day November 26

SEATTLE, WA – Nov. 26, 2023 – In a celebration of National Cake Day on November 26, Holland America Line is launching Cake Me Away, a new Lido Market dessert celebration showcasing the culinary artistry of its pastry team across the fleet.

A Culinary Showcase of Global Flavors

Debuting on board Holland America Line ships, Cake Me Away will tantalize guests with an array of over 22 delectable five-layer cakes in 16 decadent flavors, with extra servings of the most popular selections. The culinary team has meticulously crafted these masterpieces, incorporating flavors and techniques inspired by their diverse global backgrounds.

Mini-Jar Cakes for Bite-Sized Indulgence

In addition to the grand cakes, Cake Me Away will also introduce a selection of mini-jar cakes, adding a touch of whimsical indulgence to the daily dessert rotation at Sweet Spot in Lido Market. These bite-sized delights will rotate among a variety of flavors, offering guests a delightful sampling of sweet treats.

Catering to Diverse Dietary Needs

Ensuring that all guests can savor the Cake Me Away experience, Holland America Line has carefully curated a selection of gluten-free, vegan, and no-sugar-added options, ensuring that everyone can participate in this sweet indulgence.

A Culinary Journey Awaits Cake Me Away will take place on seven-day cruises and will feature multiple appearances on longer sailings, depending on the length of the voyage. Lido Market will be transformed into a culinary wonderland, with each cake adorned with captivating décor, complementing the irresistible flavors within.

A Symphony of Sweet Temptations Guests will embark on a culinary journey as they indulge in a symphony of flavors, including:

  • Mille Crepe Cake: Layers of delicate crepes delicately layered with rich cream.
  • Heaven and Hell Cake: A decadent combination of angel and devil’s food cakes, complemented by a smooth peanut butter frosting.
  • Concorde Cake: A gluten-free masterpiece crafted from chocolate meringue, offering a delightful alternative for those with dietary restrictions.
  • Almond Roca Cake: A celebration of textures and flavors, featuring layers of chocolate cake, rich chocolate ganache, whipped cream, and homemade almond roca, a hard toffee infused with chopped nuts and chocolate.
  • Sans Rival Cake: A traditional Filipino dessert, layering buttercream, meringue, and chopped cashews, creating a symphony of textures and flavors.
  • Carrot Cake: A classic rendition of this beloved dessert, featuring warm spices, chopped nuts, and a generous layer of cream cheese frosting.
  • Cookies and Cream Cake: A playful combination of alternating layers of chocolate cake and crushed chocolate cookies, delighting the senses with every bite.
  • Crème Brûlée Cake: Inspired by the classic French dessert, this cake features vanilla cake, creamy custard, and pastry cream, topped with a caramelized sugar crust.

Mini Cakes in a Jar: A Bite-Sized Treat

Holland America Line’s mini-jar cakes offer a delightful bite-sized indulgence, featuring a variety of flavors that rotate daily in Lido Market:

  • Black Forest: A rich and decadent combination of devil’s food cake, kirsch frosting, cherry compote, chocolate shavings, and a crowning cherry.
  • Carrot Cake: A classic rendition of this beloved dessert, featuring traditional carrot cake, cream cheese frosting, and a sprinkle of toasted and chopped walnuts.
  • Cookies and Cream: A playful blend of devil’s food cake, cream cheese frosting, and crumbled Oreo cookies, offering a nostalgic treat.
  • Key Lime Pie: A tangy and refreshing treat, featuring a key lime filling baked on a graham cracker crust, topped with Crème Chantilly and candied lime zest.
  • Red Velvet: A luxurious and visually appealing dessert, with layers of red velvet cake, chocolate buttercream, and cream cheese frosting, adorned with red velvet crumbs and white chocolate shavings.
  • S’mores: A nostalgic campfire favorite, featuring layers of graham cracker crumbs, devil’s food cake crumbs, boiled icing, chocolate mousse, and torched icing, evoking the warmth and comforting flavors of a campfire treat.
  • Strawberry Pavlova: A light and airy dessert, featuring layers of chopped meringue, white mousse, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, and additional chopped meringue, offering a delightful balance of sweetness and tartness.

The Talent Behind Cake Me Away

The pastry team behind Cake Me Away comprises 198 pastry and assistant chefs from around the globe, hailing from India, Colombia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Their diverse cultural backgrounds and culinary expertise infuse each creation with unique flavors and techniques, adding to the rich tapestry of flavors that Cake Me Away offers.

As guests embark on this culinary journey, they will discover a world of flavors and artistry, a testament to the passion and dedication of Holland America Line’s pastry team. Cake Me Away promises to be a delightful addition to any voyage, offering an unforgettable celebration of the fine art of pastry making.