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While we're gabbing away about cake, I figured there is no time like the present to push an Amnesty post hurriedly out the door and down your throats! And who could complain when it involves a Burch & Purchese concoction:
The Sauron-like gaze of food bloggers has long been fixed on Burch & Purchese, but even the fickle public eye was captured when Darren Purchese received his Masterchef stamp of infamy in a celebrity chef challenge opposite current champion Kate.
I received this cake as a surprise for my birthday way back in May (hence the amnesty urgency) from some fabulous family and friends. Masterchef being all the rage at the time, I attempted a taste test and announced: "Chocolate! Pear definitely. And er that nut I like!". In case you enjoy quibbling and feel this is an inadequate description, here is the official spiel:
Dark Chocolate, Pear and Hazelnut:
Tarakan 75% chocolate and vanilla mousse, caramelised pear, hazelnut cream, pear cream, chocolate hazelnut brownie, hazelnut milk jelly, dark chocolate velvet spray
It was indeed "awesome". A sensual cornucopia of textures, and the chocolate, pear, and hazelnut overtones were intense to the last crumb. Which, unfortunately, came too quickly. A journey to the studio for replenishment is imminent!
What's the best birthday cake or gift you've ever received?