Ok, Jill and I met Jon and Michele, the bakers at Lighthouse Rum Cakes, at the Newport Boat Show in 2014. Jon convinced me to take a sample on the first day. I immediately bought a couple for gifts, but by the end of the day, those somehow turned into empty boxes. I bought more the next day. By Sunday their booth was empty. Such a nice couple with an amazingly delicious treat. I highly recommend their rum cakes if you are looking for a new addiction. They are located on the shoreline in Shelton, CT. Stop by their site and check them out.
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