Employees attending the Belfort Furniture staff holiday party at Stone Tower Winery on Sunday were surprised to learn that the desk at the center of the room was actually a layered spice cake—complete with all edible accessories, including a lamp made of white chocolate, a Belfort Furniture catalog, a Stone Tower wine bottle and a wine glass.
The edible work of art was made by Stacked Custom Cakes in Ashburn. Founder Erin Schwartz and Certified Executive Chef Joe Mariano unveiled the cake as cameras were rolling for an upcoming television show, “Ridiculous Cakes,” that will air on the Food Network in 2018.
“I was so honored when Erin and Joe approached us to use Stone Tower Winery as the venue to film footage of their cake unveiling for the TV show,” said Michael Huber, founder of Belfort Furniture and Stone Tower Winery. “Then, when they decided to make a desk cake, we could not have been more thrilled. We are very fortunate to have so many talented, successful businesses In Loudoun County, like Stacked Custom Cakes, who are always looking for ways to partner with other businesses. … That’s the icing on the cake.”