"Where Quality Has Ruled Since 1912." That's the tagline Alessi Bakeries uses on its website, and after just one look at their cakes, we can see why.
But now, the Florida bakery might just have to rethink that line—and it's no fault of their own. The bakery's owners are currently suing US Foods Inc. for an undisclosed amount after alleging that the bakeware company's cake pans were unusable. Sadly, they figured out that the pans were unusable by, well, using them, and in doing so, they ruined a reported $120,000 worth of Tres Leches cakes. Apparently, the pans warped after the baking process as they were unable to support the weight of the desserts.
As their site tagline recalls, Alessi did indeed open in Tampa all the way back in 1912. The family-run bakery has since been owned and run by four generations of Alessis, and while it used to specialize in Cuban and Italian bread, it now boasts a full line of desserts and cakes, as well as a deli and catering.