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A Tale of Two Cakes

AriaDream Apr 3, 2010 04:31 PM

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.

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

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    messier Apr 10, 2010 03:19 PM

    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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      cn1822 Apr 13, 2010 10:58 AM

      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.

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