9.14.2005

Piece of Cake

The Post Food Section today features local baker Leslie Goldman-Poyourow, whose cakes recently won the "Today Throws a Hometown Wedding" cake contest. Her four-tier chocolate fondant wedding cake with pink accents (top photo) and her playful bushel o' crabs groom's cake, complete with a fondant tin of Old Bay, (bottom photo) beat out three other entries for viewers' votes. According to the Post story, the crab creation "is a pumpkin-flavored cake with chocolate chips covered in fondant in a basket design, topped with handmade fondant crabs."

Goldman-Poyourow's bakery,Fancy Cakes by Leslie, is located in Gaithersburg. With the Today Show's selected bride and groom being from Solomon's Islands, Md., the viewers' choice, especially the crab cake, seemed extremely appropriate.

Fancy Cakes by Leslie opened in 1996 and has been voted “Best for Wedding Cakes” three times in Washingtonian Magazine (2005, 2004 and 2002).