Hoping for the sweet taste of success

Chocolate and vanilla – it’s the new black and amber.

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.