March 20, 2015
Hi everyone! We’re in Canada as we publish this! Woohoo! We’re here for one week to see our families, and then we’re off to the Dominican Republic to go to a friend’s wedding, in which I’m one of the groomsmen. Woot! But, even though we’re gonna be out of the country for a couple of weeks, that doesn’t mean that we didn’t film some videos in advance, including this special video right here: Baskin Robbins Elsa Ice Cream Cake.
Now, why did we do this video? A couple of reasons, really. Firstly, one person from our staff that’s been helping Soo Zee out is leaving, so we had a going away cake before our going away dinner, which seems kinda like putting the cart before the horse, now that we think of it. Really, we just used that as an excuse to try a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Cake, because – reason #2 – they’re a lot fancier than what we saw in Baskin Robbins back in Canada, and also a lot cooler than the cakes we saw online for Baskin Robbins USA. I’d think that it would be the other way around: in the country where the company originated, you’d see more stuff, while in other branches around the world you’d see less, but Baskin Robbins here in Korea is NO JOKE. And their cakes are pretty freaking amazing.
For starters, they pack dry ice into the box to keep your cake cold. When you order the cake, they ask you how long you’re gonna need before eating, and they measure out enough ice to keep your cake cold. Isn’t that brilliant? You might ask, “why don’t you just put it in the freezer?” and the answer to that is this: freezers aren’t really in every office, as far as I know. I’ve seen fridges, but not many freezers in offices in Korea. So there! It’s better to keep the Frozen cake frozen in the box, rather than frozen in a fridge, right?
Also, this cake is pretty stunning. If you get a cake from a chain in Korea, even from Paris Baguette or Tous Le Jours, they do a good job of presentation with boxing and candles and whatnot, but I still think that Baskin Robbins, shall we say…takes the cake? Ha! Oh that was corny.
Anyhow, we just wanted to share something fun and interesting with you. Sure, these cakes aren’t really representative of Korean culture, but I haven’t experience cakes like this back home, so I though it’d be interesting to show off. Does Baskin Robbins do cakes this elaborate where you’re from? I saw a few episodes of a show called “Ace of Cakes” or something like that, in which they had far more elaborate cakes than what you saw in this video, but those were custom made from cake artists, and not from a franchise, so that doesn’t really count, I don’t think.
We’ve got some bloopers from this week’s video as well, if you’re feeling in the mood for some extra jokes. We said a lot of stuff that didn’t make the final cut, but I didn’t want to cut it out altogether. So, here you go. And, yes, we do watch too many Vine videos. WHOOO! YOU’S RIGHT!