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Apr 3, 2010 04:31 PM

A Tale of Two Cakes

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I made a post and I thought this was an excellent subject. Here we go!

The first cake happened to come into my hands when I went to a charity fundraiser. Someone had brought an entire cake from Nectar! Since I'd heard, um, less than flattering things on this board about their cakes I was hesitant. But it was for charity so I plunked down forty dollars and took it home. Note that I have no idea what it really costs.

However, even if it was only twenty dollars it was not worth it. It had a good flavor but was definitely dry. I would rate it as only okay. My friends said you could get just as good a cake at Co-op and I would regretfully agree. I think Nectar needs to concentrate on what they do well and stop trying to make cakes if this is the result.

The second cake was quite different! I was hosting a special party on Friday so I ordered up a cake from Yann Haute Patisserie. It was expensive, 52 dollars for a cake that would serve 8. But oh so good. I mentioned that I liked their passionfruit mousse so I ended up with a cake with a lovely chocolate base and a thick layer of passionfruit mousse. I loved it although my sister wasn't thrilled. But you can't please everyone. XD It tasted like it was worth every penny. I also picked up some lovely little rum and custard things, they were delicious!

I'm very sad about Nectar but very happy we have something like Yann's to replace it.

Yann Haute Patisserie
329 23 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0J3, CA

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  1. yes, unfortunately this story (the Nectar version anyway) is not new. I quit going awhile ago. Sounds like you would have been better just giving the $40 and not taking the cake, lol.

    Its been discussed here, but I love the cakes at Bliss as well. Actually I've had a few really nice cakes off the beaten track just by seeing ones I like when I was buying food from places you wouldn't think of as pastry shops. I have yet to try Yann, but I will!

    In the meantime, try Bliss..its well worth it!

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    1. re: messier

      If Bliss' cakes taste anything like their cupcakes, I want to buy one. This is sort of off topic, but I honestly dream about the cake from Ric's Grill. I'm saying this as a person who does not really like chocolate anything.

      I recommend trying a Pandan cake from Forest Lawn bakery if you ever get the chance. They're kind of costly (45-50ish dollars for a 15" cake?) but are mouth wateringly good when done right (to me anyways). They're green in colour and have a taste I can't quite describe. The pandan rolls/logs and the cakes are different, I think, so don't get them confused.