Roam the Gnome’s dream birthday cake – the Fairyland Toadstool Cake
AKA, “Dr Evil’s Magic Mushroom” from Gelato Messina. Seriously, how can this be evil? It’s cake AND it’s a toadstool, filled with CHOCOLATE GELATO!
Our friend, Roam the Gnome loves nothing more than chocolate, AND collecting cutie pie red-and-white capped toadstools is his hobby as you know, so this is like all his dreams and wishes rolled into one. Ned, Jack and I would have no trouble joining him to demolish this sweet treat either! (Perhaps we’ll buy it for him on his birthday.)
The top dome of this cake is filled with Dr Evil gelato (dark chocolate gelato, peanut cookies and dulce de leche) and is topped with layers of vanilla cream, chocolate sponge, a red ganache, and white chocolate buttons to finish. The stalk is filled with dulce de leche caramel surrounded by dark chocolate gelato. The whole mushroom sits upon ‘grass’ made from popping candy, crushed biscuit, white chocolate and almond praline.
If you live in Sydney, you can order it online here for $85, and collect it from Darlinghurst, Miranda, Parramatta & Fitzroy. Elsewhere, you can call a store and reserve a cake for 24 hours, then pick it up anytime they are open. (Give them a call. We’ve heard they are really really nice…) Or just drop in and try your luck. There’s a limited number of cakes available in every store each day.
Only mean thing about this cake is it’s existence! Roam the Gnome (and we, his ever-faithful travelling friends) could it eat right now. Yum.
Have you spotted any other “Toadstool” shaped food?
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