Did the ‘great princess’ really utter this infamous phrase or Rousseau simply made it up to cover his arse? Until this day, it remains a scholarly mystery… meanwhile, in our household, we simply dug in and ate our cake!
“Exotic & Intense blend of Beetroot, Pistachio & Chocolate layered Chiffon with Apricot Compote, Fresh Cream and crowned with Dark & White Chocolate Cake with Hand-painted Sugar Butterfly”
Such is the seductive description for Mrs B’s Cakery‘s Madame Butterfly on her website.
Enthralled by the descriptions?
Now, just wait ’til you see the Grande Dame arriving in the most gorgeous and stylish packaging – cue in the luxurious Hermés burnt-orange paper bag and a rich charcoal coloured box adorned with exotic butterflies. As one opens up the cupboard box, one is teased by the words, “Love at First Bite” printed on the inside cover … and further poked playfully by the romanticism of Tiffany blues and staid banker’s black-and-white zebra stripes.
If if this doesn’t make your heart flutter, I don’t know what will…
Well, silly me, a bite of the CAKE of course…
Stick in a birthday sparkler (that came with the cake) and LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
The cake is an adventurous play in textures – nutty sablés biscuit base, 3 layers of unconventionally flavoured chiffon cake combo in beetroot, pistachio and chocolate sandwiched by cream and apricot compote further imparting a ‘lil tartiness (no pun intended) to the cake.
Taste-wise, a rather bland tasting cake suitable for the health-conscious and those without a sweeth-tooth. Tangy apricots and smooth butter cream gel the different flavoured layers – although one could not discern the different flavours in the chiffon layers.
At a whooping $580 for 500g. This is a DARN EXPENSIVE! Then again, the chocolate sugar painted butterfly is worth its weight in gold (pun intended)
Verdict? The cake delivered in every aspect Ms Gokson envisioned – from the chic whimsical packaging right down to the tiniest dieter‘s morsel!
Now, what would you expect from the Ms Bonnie Gokson? THE style icon and trend-setter in Hong Kong (according to Hong Kong Tatler mag)!
If you are near Admiralty, do drop in at the newly-minted Queen of Confections’ bright and cheerful cakery Pacific Place.