Iconic Dessert Scenes, Part 2
Another step closer to summertime movie season, and we’ve got a freshly baked list of a dozen scenes from films that we encourage you to explore! Some of these scenes may feature mature themes and/or language. View at your own discretion.
Waitress (2007) -
In Waitress, there’s far more than one dessert scene. Protagonist Jenna wears her heart on her… pies, and this passionate pie-maker’s unique and humorously titled creations are used as a plot device in so many ways that we highly encourage a full viewing. This scene shows an example of how some of the pies are showcased throughout the film, and quite frankly, now we can’t stop thinking about pie. Pro tip: Tasty Expressions’ Salted Caramel Sauce is a great addition both inside and on top of many different types of pie. Explore other options for our sauce here. This scene contains language that some may find offensive.
Chocolat (2001) -
This Oscar-nominated whimsical film follows the transformation of a small French village after the arrival of a woman, Vianne Rocher, who scandalously opens a chocolaterie during the Lenten season. In this highly-lauded scene from the film, Vianne’s greatest adversary, the village mayor, breaks in to destroy her Easter preparations. What transpires next is a huge spoiler, so be warned!
The contentious lemon meringue pie competition in Toast truly sets the tone for Nigel Slater’s relationship with his housekeeper turned stepmother, Mrs. Potter. We particularly love seeing him spy on her through an open window, as well as his previously failed bakes. Nigel still manages to be thwarted in the end, however, even after succeeding - a quality of his relationship with Mrs. Potter that will come to define it until they part.
This French film humorously shows us just how sensual chocolate can be, even between two people with severe social anxieties. We love how this scene demonstrates the passionate feelings flavors can reveal. Check out the rest of the film to see how the chocolates (and their relationship) develop.
It has been 10 years since this film premiered, and we are still mind-blown that anyone would ever make just a single cupcake. We completely understand the self-care nature of this act as a plot device, but we’ve been wondering what happened to the rest of the batter for a decade now! We can only hope she saved it and made herself more, because the first one was so good?
This iconic song from the first part of this classic film is one for the dogs! After discovering a candy that he invented can accidentally be played like a flute, inventor Caractacus’ attempt to sell it to Lord Scrumptious at his candy factory goes awry. We come full circle back to this moment at the end of the film, so we highly recommend watching (or re-watching) the whole thing! Our favorite part is seeing the vats of liquid candy spilling amongst the chaos, and we’re quite jealous of the dogs going to town on the piles and piles of candy around the factory.
This is one of the most satisfying cake-in-the-face scenes we’ve ever seen. Essentially the catalyst for this entire film, a frustrated and embarrassed Kathy Seldon accidentally misses her intended target. The frosting colors! The dress! The consequences! We love that the silent film trope of a cake-in-the-face is used in a talking picture about the transition from silent films to talking pictures! So many layers… just like a cake. Speaking of cake, if this scene puts you in the mood for some, we suggest our Decadent Carrot Cake. Its cinnamon cream cheese icing is exactly the kind of thing you’d want all over your face (but mostly in your mouth).
“I gotta know what a $5 shake tastes like,” says Travolta in this scene from the cult classic. We won’t spoil the rest, but it does involve explicit language. View at your own discretion. Good vanilla shakes deserve good chocolate chip cookies. Try our Outrageous Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies dipped in your favorite milkshake recipe; they’ll hold their integrity with the shake and are big enough to last the whole glass!
It may be brief, but it’s compelling and memorable; the crème brûlée crack featured in this montage from the 2001 French film captured many who appreciated the gesture as one of the titular character’s small pleasures in life. With today’s ASMR popularity, we think this film is one that many would still find pleasing today. We highly recommend both this film, and cracking crème brûlée with a teaspoon.
Absolutely key to the plot of this film, the "courtesan au chocolat" dessert featured in The Grand Budapest Hotel were so important that Searchlight released a how-to video. Pleasing to the eye in both form and color, much like the film it stars in, we love that these works of art have been brought into the real world. Please enjoy the tutorial and perhaps give it a try yourself!
When Audrey Hepburn’s character leaves home to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in order to escape heartbreak, she learns through the art of the soufflé that she cannot outrun her problems. “A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.”
The Battle of the Century (1927) -
After going missing for 60 years, the reel containing the most iconic onscreen pie fight in history was rediscovered in 2015. Laurel and Hardy’s redesigned and exaggerated version of the classic pie joke, released in 1927, was once considered one of the greatest lost treasures of comedy, but is now simply one of the greatest pieces of comedy history, preserved at the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. This iconic sequence directly influenced the Bugsy Malone finale that we mentioned in Part 1 here.
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Part 3 coming soon!