I’m very easily influenced by stimulus around me. The other day D and I were watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It was the cake episode.
At the end of the episode, D and I both looked at eachother. “I need cake,” I said. D agreed, and we christened that day Cake Fest 2011.
I thought it was a perfect opportunity to finally check out the Yonge Eglinton area. I’d heard the neighbourhood had lots of good cake shops, one of them being La Boheme.
La Boheme is a bustling cafe that was quite busy when we popped in during Saturday lunchtime. Despite the business, the lady who served us was very nice and patiently explained what each cake in the cabinet was to me.
There were quite a few little individual cakes and tarts, and we selected a flourless and milk/dark mousse cake (the ‘Manon’). These little cakes are almost too pretty to attack with your fork. But of course, we came to our senses later that night and dug in.
I liked that there was a mix of dense sponge cake and fluffy mousse. It was nice to get both and have the contrasting flavours and textures. The mousse was very fluffy and more of a milky chocolate, which I liked. The flourless cake layers were very thin, providing just enough of a change in texture.
The little cake was pretty expensive – around $5.50 – but this is good-quality stuff.
When you’ve got a cake craving, you better satisfy it – step away from the Betty Crocker box and get to La Boheme.
2481 Yonge St (Yonge & Eglinton)