These are some of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. And, they are some of the most delicious cakes I have ever eaten!A wonderful woman named Ruth Larwill, along with her husband Murray, have started Bloom Cafe and Training Center in Phnom Phen. At Bloom, they train girls who have been rescued from a life of trafficking and sexual exploitation to make beautiful cakes such as these and make all kinds of delicious coffees. They also train them in hospitality. It is an amazing organization, and last Friday, they graduated their first class!!! Now, the girls who were trained will become employees of Bloom, and the cafe is set to open in February 2010.
The cakes in the above picture were actually leftovers from the big graduation, and Ruth graciously gave them to the girls at SHE. Needless to say, the girls and staff LOVED them! I encourage you to check out Bloom's website and see all that they are doing!