lucky penny is on a high… a sugar high, that is… from accompanying her lovely bride-to-be and wedding planner, naomi serkin, to a dessert tasting at the incomparable bobbette & belle.
styled like a chic cottage, the shop in leslieville grew out of the perfect partnership between sarah bell (pastry chef and chocolatier extraordinaire) and allyson meredith bobbitt (award-winning cake designer).
the hungry trio were treated to the most magical parade of confections… almost too gorgeous to eat.
first up were cupcakes: chocolate hazelnut, vanilla with mango passionfruit buttercream, salted caramel and the bride’s kryptonite, red velvet.
followed by bite-sized lemon meringue, raspberry, blueberry tarts and lucky penny’s all-time favourite… you guessed it… butter tarts!
homemade marshmallows delicately flavoured with fruit juices or cocoa, and amuse bouche-sized caramels laced with crunchy crystals of fleur de sel delighted their palates.
yet still, after all this, one treat still puts a smile on lucky penny’s face… les macarons, just like patisserie ladurée in paris and new york (which just opened). the crunchy exterior breaks and its airy filling melts in her mouth leaving whispered flavours of black currant, pistachio, salted caramel or hazelnut. magnifique!
with too much to choose from, the darlings decided not to decide… on her bride’s wedding day, guests will be treated to a buffet of all these delectable sweets… unless our girl gets there first. *tummy grumbles*