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Special Birthday Cake

volauvent | Jul 23, 2009 03:03 PM

Hello Fellow chowhounders.

When I was younger , a good friend of mine bought me a birthday cake made by Franz the pastry chef from the Movenpicks that used to be in Yorkville. The cake when it was revealed looked like a mound of cow droppings ( though that wasn't the word used by the friend) . Although it wasn' one of the prettiest cakes I've seen it has been one of the most delicious memorable cakes I've ever had. It was a swiss chocolate champagne truffle cake. The outside layer was a dark chocolate ganache and the inside layers had layers of swiss chocolate champagne mousse along with dark moist chocolate cake. Sadly Franz had left and it has been years since Movenpicks/Marche's has made anything remotely close to that.

I would like to find such a cake or something just as special for my friends birthday.

Can anyone reccommend a bakery or pastry shop where I could get such a cake?

Thanks in advance!

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