Got invited to a dinner party yesterday, with the responsibility for bringing dessert. Called Flour Power, only to discover they have closed their doors, and only take orders 24 hrs in advance. The cakeman was already closed, so there went that option.
I called Sucre, and they had what sounded and looked on their website to be nice miniature pastries, albeit at $6 apiece. However, when I got down there, they looked about 3 days old, and not at all appealing, so I passed. Instead, I chose A white buttercream Yule log with white cake and strawberry champagne frosting. Although exorbitant, I payed my $43, and went off to the dinner party.
To say this cake was cloyingly sweet would be an understatement. The internal filling was quite good, but was overpowered by the frosting, to the point that it was politely described as "rich" by my hosts, who each took no more than a bite or two, before politely pushing theirs to the side.
I know Sucre is a lovely store, and its packaging, in all senses of the word, is first rate. I'm sure you get points when you bring your society hosts an offering from this obviously high end establishment. Personally, I have been underwhelmed by their chocolates, their gelato, and now their pastries. All flash, no substance, IMHO.