I ordered my birthday cake through the online website. The website has a big variety of products to choose from and the best thing is there is no minimum spend required! I have ordered many things online from patisserie cakes to pie and pizza dough. The shop is very popular and quite often the yummy products sell out by the afternoon so by pre-ordering you get what you so desire!
Chez Jean Claude is a Swiss patisserie in Subiaco and was certainly a bustling little shop at 7am in the morning when i went in to pick up the cake. Alot of baking was going on right in front of me and even at that time in the morning i was lining up in a queue!
The Opera Cake is made up of thin layers of chocolate ganache, light almond biscuit and coffee butter cream. It is a perfect coffee cake and not too rich or creamy.
It really was a beautiful coffee cake and I indulgently ate almost the whole thing, you know when things are out of hand when you start replacing your morning muesli with cake!
This is a very European cake, each country has its different variations. My bf’s mum who has Croatian roots also makes this style cake but with a juicy caramel layers.