Life’s been super busy lately, so my sense of time has blurred everything together. A couple of weeks ago, though, N and I went to The Sweet Spot in Randwick. It was a 33 degree day and right before my class, so cake in an air-conditioned patisserie was rather decadent. C had showed me photos of cakes at The Sweet Shop previously and N and I were captured by their prettiness.
This is the Caprioska (a shortbread biscuit base topped with a globe of lime and lemon mousse, lychee and vanilla sponge with a raspberry macaron on top and raspberry gel). I’ve never had a caprioska before, but if it tastes anything like this cake, I won’t be terribly impressed. This cake lived up to our expectations of pretty cakes most certainly (we were suitably impressed with pretty much all the cakes on display), but we were disappointed that it tasted hardly like its description. We couldn’t taste the lime or lemon in the mousse or the lychee in the sponge. The mousse tasted sweet without any defining flavour. But we could taste the raspberry gel, which was an intense raspberry without the excessive sweeetness of raspberry jam/conserve.
This is the Raspberry Mousse (raspberry mousse with whole raspberries, encased in a decorative almond sponge, and topped with mixed berries). This appearance of this cake wasn’t as fantastic as the Caprioska, but it appealed to our taste buds a lot more! The mousse tasted like raspberry distinctively and the whole raspberries interspersed added texture. The sponge was a tad dry, but overall, it was a good cake.
The Sweet Spot is located at 1/18 Perouse Road, Randwick NSW 2031.