Chocolate and vanilla – it’s the new black and amber.
At least that’s the case at a local cake shop that’s showing its Kilkenny pride with a tiered black-and-amber hurling-themed cake, complete with a McCarthy Cup replica on top.
It’s already proving a popular photo opportunity for passersby at A Taste of Heaven on High Street, where the cake is on display in the front window.
Proprietor Mary McEvoy of Piltown said it took a few days to make, including the logistics of figuring out how to replicate the Cup. The cake itself is chocolate, and the icing vanilla – but, unfortunately for any sweet tooth out there, it isn’t entirely edible, due to some structural additions.
It features the names of those on the panel for this weekend’s All-Ireland senior hurling final and also the years that the Cats have taken home the Cup.
“It’s something a little bit different rather than just having flags, and with the fact that we are new to the High Street, it’s a chance to show what we do here,” Ms McEvoy said.
And maybe it will help give the Cats a boost and a taste of victory.