I’m all about cake - and if you gave me the option for any sweet food in the world - I’d always pick cake over sweets or chocolate. So, when Patisserie Valerie invited me along to have cake for breakfast last week and try out their new slice - it seemed very, very rude to say no and so I had to accept. Luckily, Katy got invited too, so without shame we put on our best clothes and head over to Liverpool to eat some chocolate cake at 10am on a Monday morning.
Katy and I were a little bit late, and so when we finally made it to the event, we nabbed a seat by the lovely Antonia (and her gorgeous son, Gabriel) and set into the already set out macarons, before Gabriel could steal all of the pink ones! We ordered some drinks, caught up with some of our favourite Liverpool bloggers and then settled in for the long run just enjoying macarons, fruit tarts and chatting about this and that (mostly Katy and I’s engagement!)
After a while, and to be honest me almost forgetting the fact that we were actually there to try a cake - we each were presented with a new slice to Patisserie Valerie - a slice of the Madame Valerie Gateau, made by a chocolate cake loving member of the public, for other chocolate loving members of the public countrywide. The cake is so much more than the usual gateau, it's an entire slice of cake with a profiterole on top, layers of chocolate cake, caramel cream and honeycomb pieces, and all in all it's just everything that you could want in a cake and more; sickly, whilst still remaining light and tasty. It's not only beautiful to look at, but the taste lives up to the idea, and it's so amazing that it's hard to believe that it's only £3.95 per slice when you're eating in (and even cheaper when you take it out!)
Now if I thought the slice was amazing, and I do, I was blown away when I saw the entire gateau, which is topped off with chocolate cigars and salted caramel truffles - I'm usually a bit iffy about Patisserie Valerie cakes; I'm not a big fan of cream, or fruit and so it can be hard to know what to pick when I'm that fussy - but this is the perfect cake for me; amazing, light, sweet and no cream or fruit in sight. This is the one for us fussy eaters, or for the children out there, or just for anyone with a sweet tooth, in general.
All in all, I'd recommend the Madame Valerie slice to just about anyone; it's beautiful, has an amazing taste and it's definitely one of my favourite Patisserie Valerie slices to date; good job on that one, guys!
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