Shop 9, 545-551 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
The idea of 85? Cake and Beverage was to bring “5-star hotel” expensive cakes to the average consumer.. like poor ‘ol us. Can’t complain, because you don’t often get beautifully presented, luscious desserts from a takeaway stand! At approx AU$4 per slice, it’s not exactly the cheapest, but certainly cheaper than what you’d find in a fancy hotel’s restaurant.. so they were telling the truth. Situated next to the George St cinemas, it’s surprisingly small but bursting with lots of colourful cakes sitting merrily in the glass displays.
The cakes all looked so tempting that Chris and I said “Oooo… how are we going to decide?!” After much deliberation, we selected our choices and they packed the cakes neatly in a cute little red cardboard box with a handle. The Fresh strawberry mousse in Austrian style cake – hmm.. I’ll start off with my opinion first. I didn’t really like it. I was expecting strawberry ice cream for some reason, and I found the mousse/cream a bit sour (I prefer super sweet strawberry-flavoured stuff). I did like the sponge cake exterior though. Chris, on the other hand, said that it was “sooo good” – he said they “used real cream” and just loved it. The Blackberry Mousse Cake was also only so-so for me, the mousse (vanilla layered with berry) was nice, as were the sponge layers between them. Chris also loved this. I think I’m just not really a fan of cream and mousse in general, and I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth either so cakes in general don’t excite me. I just wanted to try this place once to see how it was 😛
Fresh strawberry mousse in Austrian style cake
Blackberry Mousse Cake