Seasonal desserts are things to be cherished because they’re here one day and gone the next.
In Winter, we promote white chocolate like what’s found in our White Bunny, a winterized version of our carrot cake with white chocolate buttercream, and a beautiful White Chocolate Coconut creation. Fall is all about the warm spices like those found in our Sweet Potato and Carrot Cakes, etc. Also, seasonal varieties of regular cakes like our Christmas Booze cake made with red and green cherries for festive enjoyment and our Holiday Celebration Red Velvet Cake. Summer, however, is all about citrus and fresh fruit flavors like our Strawberry Cheer Cake and Blueberry Bonnet.
Also, seasonal cheesecakes can be found on our menu. Red Velvet Cheesecake is only available in the winter. Limoncello cheesecake is only available in the Spring and Summer. Look at our specials to find some wonderful seasonal Pedestal favorites.
Here are our seasonal cake recommendations for the summer:
Strawberry Cheer Cake $60 (pictured above)
Let your imagination run free and wild with this take on a classic strawberry and champagne mash up. This twist up is not grandma’s strawberry cake but it will take you back to old time flavors with three layers of classic sweet and tangy strawberry cake of your childhood that we fill with a luscious champagne custard to remind us we are adults and celebrating life. Cover all that in a Vanilla Mascarpone frosting flavored with Tahitian Vanilla for an extra special floral note to pair well with the roasted strawberries on top of this cake. To finish this exotic rendition, we sprinkle the top of the cake with pink Himalayan salt to help intensify the experience. A nice slice of adulthood with just enough of our childhood to keep us happy and wanting more.
Classic Red Velvet $50
Our traditional offering of Red Velvet Cake is our homage to those that came before us. This 3-layer red creation starts with our house recipe red velvet cake, of course. Each bite has the perfect kiss of cocoa to tease your palette and set your taste buds on a wonderful journey through this buttermilk cake adventure. We whip up a batch of our tangy cream cheese frosting to put inside and out to keep them classic. Steeped in tradition and flavor, this combination is definitely a crowd favorite. Each bite is its own reward. Addiction kicks in after the third bite. You’ve been warned.
Piña Colada Cake $50
Our nod to the Caribbean and a favorite wedding cake flavor is our Piña Colada Cake. Not to brag but we have stepped up our game a bit with this 4-layer coconut cake moistened with pineapple simple syrup and filled with our pineapple coconut rum filling. This beauty is covered in a smooth and creamy coconut buttercream frosting decorated in shaved coconut and pineapple. The best flavors of the Caribbean are highlighted here in our homage to the well-known, well-loved and favorite Puerto Rican drink.
Pineapple Rush $50
Few cakes are as playful as this one. Where else would you expect to find pineapple and dulce de leche in the same dessert? Clearly, our tropical climate provides the right inspiration when you can taste pineapple cake filled with dulce de leche topped with tangy cream cheese frosting. That may sound like a lot but it is not the end of it because our imagination comes complete with toasted shredded coconut covering the sides, roasted pineapple sitting atop pineapple compote, and a healthy dusting of vanilla sugar. Sweet and tangy like the best pineapples, this cake will not disappoint when the pineapple rush hits you.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake $40
As much as we love mixing things up, we love paying homage to classic desserts like this one. Our version is topped with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries drowned in brown sugar glaze atop a vanilla cake with a hint of pineapple juice. Of course, all are arranged in that familiar pattern to take you back to your childhood because we want to keep it classic. However, our pineapple is steeped in vanilla for more intense flavor and our cherries are nitrate free because we like a more natural look. This dessert is full of flavor, nostalgia and, of course, full of pineapple.
Key Lime Cake $55
Key Lime is an iconic Florida flavor. Since the trees typically grow in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, our Key West crop is something special and so is this cake. Three wonderfully, tart, moist and slightly green layers of key lime cake filled with sour cream mascarpone whipped filling that is enhanced with Tahitian Vanilla for that bright floral flavor spike are covered in key lime mascarpone frosting. Two distinct sources of key lime make this every bit as strong in flavor as a piece of pie but that filling mellows you out so nicely. Finally, the sides of this beauty are covered in our graham cracker crumble so you don’t miss the pie but most bites will stand on their own and help your create new key lime-related memories even the ones where you didn’t notice the sugar-coated blueberries we threw on top for decoration.
Parrot Cake $60
We want you to think exotic and tropical when you taste this cake like being in Hawaii escaping a stressful day and sitting on the North shore watching the surfers and taking a bite of that landscape. That’s right. It tastes like carrot cake with little bursts of pineapple and coconut where the waves come in like coconut cream cheese frosting adding its specific sweetness to your enjoyment. Our Carrot Cake is one of our best sellers but we realize that some rather taste roads less traveled and more exotic. Chunks of pineapple adorn this beauty along with a generous coating of shredded coconut. Imagine three layers of delicious carrot cake with pineapple replacing the raisins and macadamia replacing the walnuts. So, sit back and kick off your sandals because our Parrot Cake will relax you and have you hanging loose.
Toasted Parrot Cake $65
You first notice the roasted pineapple and macadamia nuts on top of this beauty then the toasted coconut all around covering the sides. Inside are three layers of our wonderful carrot cake filled with pineapple and toasted macadamia nuts instead of raisins and walnut. Now, we want you to think exotic and tropical like having an Hawaiian adventure involving pirates and parrots. It tastes like carrot cake with little bursts of pineapple and coconut just like you’d imagine it would be in Hawaii. The cake may be toasted because of the coconut but you will be a little toasted because of the coconut rum in the frosting (courtesy of the pirates). Okay. It’s not that much rum but it is overproof. The only thing you have to ask yourself is “Polly want some cake?”
Lychee Rum Cake Bundt ($45) / Mini-Bundt ($25)
Just the mention of rum has some people fanning themselves. Add in the idea of lychee and their ready to faint. We don’t wish anyone harm but this special rum cake has its own shape and unique flavor profile. Imagine that sweet taste of lychee with its pear notes soaked in rum. That’s right the whole lychees that adorn this cake were soaked overnight for nice burst of lychee and rum flavors. The cake is moist, sweet and rummy. This is the perfect fruit combination for rum due to its smokiness with the creaminess of lychee, Now, I’m fanning myself. Just make sure you’re sitting down when you eat this one. Not looking forward to any frivolous lawsuits because it was so good. You done passed out.
Lychee Cheesecake $50
Lychee is a sweet and wonderful fruit of the Caribbean and Asia. If you like lychee, this will definitely fill any craving you may have. The delicate cheesecake with its slight lychee flavor delivers smooth, rich and creamy deliciousness in the style of New York’s finest. Noticeably lychee in flavor, this dessert has flavor that builds from all of the lychee inside bursting bite after bite. For this one, we pair the cheesecake with a classic ginger crust as the perfect partner. Between the unctuous cheese cake texture, lychee and ginger, your senses will be under attack from this fruit-filled dessert providing plenty of mmmm and ahhhh moments. You’re guaranteed to lick the fork clean on this one. No comment on the plate.
Rum Lychee Cheesecake $60
Uncommonly good is how we describe this cheesecake with its butter rum cake base and ginger crust. If you like lychee, this will definitely fill any cravings you may have. Smooth, rich and creamy, in the style of New York’s finest, we build this one with plenty of lychee inside paired with a classic ginger partner. First, you’ll get a slight kick from the rummy rich cheesecake followed by bursts of lychee that attack your senses accompanied by the occasional ginger from the crumble on top down to the buttery smoothness of that crust will take you down. This fruit-filled dessert has plenty of punch and spice but it will be the lychee you remember.
Pies have finally made it to our menu just in time for the summer. Fresh fruits are abound in our wonderful summer offerings like Pineapple Pie, Bruised Blueberry Pie, Key Lime Crème Pie, Peach Cobbler and more. Our menu is always driven by what’s in season and what’s the freshest.
Here are our seasonal pie recommendations for the summer:
Pineapple Pie $40
The sun is shining and you can feel the heat. Someone put a slice of pie down in front of you. It’s not until you realize that it’s our Pineapple Pie that your curiosity gets the best of you. You notice the pineapple tidbits sitting atop our vanilla-infused whipped topping which brings you in. So you cut into it to find nice creamy fruit-filled pineapple custard filled into a cracker crust. However, it’s not until your first bite do you realize that isn’t any ordinary crust. It is so cinnamon forward and how wonderful that spice plays with the citrus notes of the pineapple. As if in disbelief, you rush to take a second bite only to confirm your suspicions. This pie was made with magic. Vanilla inherently boosts the flavor of pineapple emphasizing the tropical nature of such a wonderful fruit. That paired with the citrus notes bring the twang to this sweet and tangy dessert made explicitly for the pineapple heads out there… like you.
Bruised Blueberry Pie $38
Ever creative are we with our desserts like this beauty that we bake in a tart pan and call a pie. (insert any number of puns here) We start with dried blueberries that we macerate in vodka then fold into a buttermilk biscuit base filled with lemon zest and crusted with almonds to serve as our pseudo tart/pie crust. Thinking about that leftover vodka? Don’t worry. We add it to our zesty blueberry compote pie filling that we cook until the fresh blueberries burst, hence the bruised part, releasing their essence. Spread that decadent bruised blueberry sexiness over the lemon and dried blueberry biscuit in a tart pan and you have our totally un-traditional but absolutely tasty and delicious Bruised Blueberry Pie.
Key Lime Crème Pie $35
We needed a way to break away from the pack on this one. While we start with the traditional key lime pie ingredients like fresh Key West key limes, sweetened evaporated milk, egg yolks, and a graham cracker crust like everybody else, that is where the similarity ends. If nothing else, we are consistent about being inconsistent because we whipped this one a bit longer than usual for a more creamy and frothy pie base. Our differences don’t stop there, of course, because we topped our pie with key lime mascarpone cream topping and key lime zest. You know we want to make sure that you know it’s key lime even though we’ve got creamy coming at you from both directions in our phenomenal take on this classic dessert. Don’t forget about our graham cracker crust which is super buttery because we know after that first tart bite, it has to be smooth going down.
Similar to our cakes and pies, seasonal cupcakes are abound on our menu. Órale Santa, introduced last Christmas, is one of our Christmas favorites designed like a holiday cocktail spiked with vodka, schnapps, tequila and the flavors of cinnamon and blueberry. Booze is abound with many of Pedestal seasonal flavors like Coquito, the quintessential Puerto Rican Christmas beverage, and RedRum RedRum, our red velvet cake spiked with coconut rum for the holidays.
Here are our seasonal cupcake recommendations for the Summer:
Before you ask, every cupcake is appropriate for summer. Yummm!
Watch our menu board or inquire.