Wedding: Sweet Obsessions

by gigi on January 27, 2008

Jenkins and I continued our search for the perfect cake by visiting Sweet Obsessions bakery in the Arbutus area.   I’ve had desserts from Sweet Obsessions a few times now and have always enjoyed them.  We booked our consultation a couple of weeks in advance, and I, for one, had been looking forward to this since I booked it.  :)

We started with a couple of cakes that we picked from the array of yummy cakes under the glass counter.  I wanted to try the Dulce de Leche cake and Jenkins chose the Chocolate Hazelnut Zucotto.  Yum!

Starting with the Dulce de Leche, this was cinnamon chiffon cake with dulce de leche, pecans, and milk chocolate ganache.  Dulce de Leche is a sweet caramel-like sauce/syrup that likely originated in South America.  I was a bit iffy on how this cake looked, but I must say that it tasted much better than it appeared!  The dulce de leche was sweet but the pecans countered it nicely and it was not too rich.  My only gripe was that the chiffon cake was a bit dry.
sweet obsessions

Jenkins’ pick was the chocolate dome zucotto.  We were told that if we decided on this for our wedding cake, it would be made in a sheet cake format so that it would be easier to decorate and serve.  :)  I really liked this cake because it was chocolaty without being too sweet.  I also liked the mixture of hazelnuts right in the middle.  On the other hand, Jenkins was a bit disappointed with this cake even though he is a big hazelnut fan.

sweet obsessions

We met with the owner, who told us that our two choices above were a bit unconventional for wedding cakes.  We were a bit tight on time so he packed us a couple of more cakes to try out at home.  He noted that these two selections were their more popular wedding cake choices.

We ended eating these take-home cakes with our lunch.  :)  First was the Chocolate Ganache cake.  The ganache was very chocolatey and rich but I found this cake to be a bit plain.  I think I want my wedding cake to have a bit more pizazz.  :)

sweet obsessions

The white chocolate raspberry cake is also another popular cake choice at Sweet Obsessions.  I actually found the white chocolate ganache on the outside to be too sweet for me, although the raspberry did add some tartness.  I guess this cake is popular because it is white like a traditional wedding cake…but probably not the cake for me.

sweet obsessions

Although the consultation at Sweet Obsessions was not bad, I was a bit disappointed.  I have always had excellent cakes and desserts here so I suppose my expectations were a bit high.  Our consultation also started late because the person we were supposed to meet with was not there…and even though they served us some tea while we were waiting, we still had to pay for it!  :(  The cakes that we tried were not bad, but I think Jenkins and I were looking for something a bit different for our cake.  The search continues…

2611 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver
Tel: 604-739-0555

Food: [rating:2.5]
Service: n/a
Price: $$

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