Side Show on Broadway: "Come Look at The Sweets"
Side Show which opened to critical acclaim in New York City on Monday night, is everything a Broadway musical should be. Centered around two joined-at-the-hip twins, Violet and Daisy Hilton, the glamorous, thrilling, epic story follows the duo's quest for true love and acceptance through the spectacle of fame and the scrutiny of the spotlight.
To celebrate its opening, Cooking Channel teamed up with Zac Young, resident Musical Maestro of Sweets and Executive Pastry Chef at David Burke Fabrick, to create a Sweet Show to match the grandeur of the twins' incredible Freak Show (you have to see it to understand). Exotic and enticing, playful and full of passion, these recipes — cleverly named for big Side Show numbers — are sure to stop the show at your next holiday gathering. And just like the Hiton twins, what makes these dessert recipes just a little different is what makes them extraordinary.
**SPOILER ALERT** When faced with a difficult decision, the twins choose to leave the Side Show to pursue unknown adventures, despite their carney friends' warnings to stay with "The Devil You Know." Follow in the twins' footsteps and make this deceptively dark Devil's Food Cake Recipe your new go-to.
We've all thought it, and if you haven't, you're lying. Who will love me just as I am? While Daisy and Violet seek acceptance, you can take comfort knowing this pie will be there for you, just the way you are.
What price would you pay to achieve your dreams? What if you have to (in the twins' case, literally) leave your best friend behind? If your best friend happens to be dessert or exotic citrus, we get it: I Will Never Leave Yuzu Trifle is the dessert you won't be able to leave.
If our show-stoping tour of unique sweets isn't enough, go see the real thing.