Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chocolate Cloud

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates made the most exquisite cake for Valentine's Day. I must have whined and sniveled and coveted more than I realized because my daughter brought it home as a surprise. To say we had chocolate in the house on Valentine's Day is an understatement! But let me say, it was by far the most amazing cake I have ever tasted. EVER. It was light as a feather.

Here is the description: "the Palet D’Or Entremet Cake from Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates is 65% Maracaibo Venezuelan Chocolate Mousse, layered with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Dacquois, and Crunchy Chocolate Shortbread Inspired by our popular Palet D’Or truffle and similarly garnished with gold leaf, this cake is made with a 65% bittersweet chocolate from the prized Maracaibo cocoa growing region in Venezuela."

The local paper interviewed and posted a little video

The macarons she speaks of is what I had been buying for a year before tasting one of her chocolates. Yes, I know, what a nit wit!

Freeport Bakery is the bakery we've been buying birthday and special occasion cakes from since they opened. It was truly the first innovative artisan bakery that reset local bakery standards.
Every Valentine's Day I would make the drive to pick up Blackout Hearts; chocolate cake single serving hearts layered with raspberry mousse. Making Rose's Double Chocolate Cake and stuffing it with raspberry mousse came very close which made me very happy. On St Patrick's Day, Freeport Bakery makes the same light chocolate cake as shamrocks with mint mousse. For my granddaughter's first birthday, a Winnie the Pooh themed day, I bought their bee hive cake. It was adorable.

And now I repent with Ayurvedic rice and lentils.


  1. Ha! I thought the final photo was going to be of your lentils of repent!

    What an amazing looking cake... though I am guessing that more than one wafer slim sliver would make me explode.

    So great to see such love in a commercial cake! And even better that constant whining brings about results from your daughter. Usually it is the other way around.

  2. WOW! Remind me to "in the neighborhood" next Valentine's Day, just in case!

  3. Wow! You're so lucky to have such a wonderful bakery nearby -- and a loving family to buy the cake for you.

  4. I love how shiny the glaze is. The cake looks delicious and chocolatey! Wish I could have a slice.

  5. Oh man - you don't know how lucky you are. I have to make it myself to get anything that wonderful around here. The best "bakeries" in town are in Costco and Dairy Queen.

    PS - you'll have to talk Ginger Elizabeth into trying Rose's Japanese lacquer glaze.