Iconic Dessert Scenes, Part 1

Summer is almost here! Coinciding with Father’s Day (June 20th) this year, why not start the season off sweetly by checking out one of the following dessert motif films with dad? Bonus points for pairing your feature with a Tasty Expressions dessert! Some of these scenes may also feature mature themes and/or language. View at your own discretion.

Please enjoy this baker’s dozen of iconic dessert scenes (in no particular order), and stay tuned for parts 2 & 3:

Marie Antoinette (2006) -

Absolutely teeming with decadent desserts from storied Maison Ladurée, this 2006 film activates the salivary glands with its visually stimulating decadence. Whilst also illuminating formal meals and brazen dinner parties with great care, one of our favorite scenes showcases the indulgence and excess of Versailles utilizing both fashion and food. We particularly love how it showcases the mastery of les grands chefs pâtissiers français.

Beauty and the Beast (1991) -

Though the movie has little to do with dessert, we can't help but conjure scenes of Lumiere presenting Belle with this iconic song and feast, letting her know just how grateful the enchanted staff are to have a purpose again. Decades later, we still want a bite of that pudding (en flambé, of course.)

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) -

Wow. That chocolate cake really takes her there, if you catch our drift. We know the whole thing is supposed to be a demonstration of causality, blah, blah, blah… but that cake must be fantastic. You could say Chef Boyd engineered our Chocolate Fudge Cake to be that good, too. This scene isn’t explicit but it certainly contains mature themes.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) -

“There’s a hole in this cake!” has got to be one of our favorite lines from this cult classic. After watching this film, you will never be able to look at a Bundt cake the same again. Grab some ouzo and your favorite floral centerpiece, and solve the mysteries of the “Bonnnnnnnk?” cake. It’s all Greek to us. 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) -

Perhaps one of the most iconic film scenes in general, this classic introduction to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room is certainly a child’s Pure Imagination come to life. Featuring a chocolate river, gummy bear and candy cane trees, candy grass, and an overwhelming variety of other confectionary treats, the room is entirely edible and the heart of Wonka’s factory. Charlie and the other ticket winners’ expressions say it all - this room is sweet.

Chef (2014) -

We promise that Chef Boyd will never yell at you like this if you don’t like our cake, but do we get this scene? Oh yes, we do. We particularly love the technical explanation of chocolate lava cake in screaming form. “IT’S F***ING MOLTEN!” This scene contains language that some may find offensive.

Sleeping Beauty (1959) -

Sometimes going by the book doesn’t go your way. The internet is full of videos and blogs recreating Princess Aurora’s disastrous 16th birthday cake from this Disney classic. Tasked with baking a cake without magic, fairy godmother Fauna produces a towering, unstable concoction that she claims “will be much stiffer after it’s baked.” Why does it still look so delicious?

Home Alone 2 (1992) -

Sitting in a New York hotel, surrounded by dessert, with bedside sundae service? We may not be kids anymore, but we’d still like a vacation like that. Spurring one of the best lines in the sequel, “Two? Make it three - I’m not driving,” this is your invitation to pile high some Tasty Expressions desserts and watch the Home Alone series in bed.

Julie & Julia (2009) -

This scene might not be exactly “iconic,” but it’s about someone who is. We have it on good authority that Chef Boyd is a big fan of Julia Child. In this 2009 film, she is wonderfully portrayed by Meryl Streep, and we particularly love this montage of Julie and Julia cooking a variety of parallel recipes, concluding with a chocolate cake that makes us crave our own. Do you ever want to just grab at a cake like a baby on their 1st birthday? Chocolate cake makes us want to do that.

The Help (2011) -

Revenge, it seems, is a dish best served in a pie. When Minny brings over one of her famous pies, former employer Hilly immediately scarfs down two slices in rapid succession. Minny’s pies look so good that we think we’d do the same thing. In a fantastic twist, however, her pie is more than what it seems this time. This scene contains language that some may find offensive.

Groundhog Day (1993) -

Who’s to say you wouldn’t spend at least one day stuffing entire slices of cake into your mouth if you were in a Groundhog Day situation? Pancakes, éclairs, ice cream, pudding, pies, pastries, and more litter the breakfast table in this iconic scene. In fact, after watching this scene, we’ve decided that our Decadent Carrot Cake is actually the perfect breakfast cake due to the amount of fresh carrots that we use. So, it’s essentially a vegetable… right? Cholesterol, who?

Heartburn (1986) -

To be honest, we have never viewed this movie in its entirety, but we have definitely seen the ending. Meryl Streep (here she is again!) smashes a pie into Jack Nicholson’s face, and you thought we could leave it off the list? No way. The circumstances surrounding said pie-in-the-face are not the greatest, but we love the demonstration of strength on character Rachel’s part. There are worse things to have all over your face than a key lime pie.

Bugsy Malone (1976) -

For the epic finale of the first part of our list, is more pie! A lot more pie. But this time, custard pies brandished by kids in the climactic final scene of this gangster movie spoof. A true marvel in its scale and veracity, we do not envy the poor souls who had to clean up after this shoot. It must be experienced to be truly appreciated.

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Parts 2 & 3 coming soon!