We bought a pandoro to have for dessert on new years eve. When the checker rang it up she was freaked out because the register wasn't adding tax. The other cashier said that Maryland doesn't tax essential foods. This just goes to prove that cake is an essential food--even cake imported from Italy.
Ross made zabaglione and we had that with cherries and the cake. I started the no C diet today, so I won't be having any for a while.