Blackflower Patisserie, Haymarket

In late-July, I caught up with C over cake and cof­fee at Blackflower Patisserie in Sydney because I wanted to eat some­thing ‘pretty’. Eating pretty cakes, now and then, cheers me up.

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This is ‘Lust’ (rose mousse with lychee pur­ee jelly and hazel­nut feuil­lit­ine). The rose mousse was quite strong and quite over­whelmed any hint of lychee. I’m rather sens­it­ive to flor­al flavours/​scents though.

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And this is ‘Pac-man’ (mango mousse, pas­sion­fruit jelly and sable bre­ton sponge). You nev­er really go wrong with pas­sion­fruit or mango cakes. I’d have pre­ferred the jelly/​mousse to be less stiff though.

The cakes were an ‘east meets west’ theme. Western desserts have stronger fla­vours gen­er­ally; everything is more tangy, rich­er, etc. Eastern takes on west­ern desserts (or east­ern desserts in gen­er­al) seem to be rather mel­low to the point that I find them bor­ing and dry. So on the east-meets-west thing? I still prefer Western desserts, but these were a per­fect mid-point between the two.

Blackflower Patisserie is loc­ated at 37 Ultimo Road, Haymarket NSW 2000.