There are a lot of similarities between pastry chefs and fashion designers. Layers, cutting and construction. Colour, shape and matters of taste. It’s all about creating something that looks beautiful and makes you want it. Sounds like the ideal opportunity for a role reversal? Well that’s just what’s happened.
Alex Mabille has created this incredibly velvety looking yule log of dreams in a project with famous french tea room Angelina. Though it looks like my Grandma’s pin cushion, it really is good enough to eat. Expect chestnuts, candied apples, yuzu, lime, milk chocolate and caramelised pecans. This Christmas pud blows the raisins straight out of mine, though I’m not sure that I could realistically bring the fork to it come Christmas Day.
For the more dunkable designer coat, head down to The Berkley in Knightsbridge for a designer afternoon tea. Just make sure you don’t get your designer coat mixed up with the biscuit version. This Burberry Prorsum classic trench coat biscuit is quite out of the ordinary, with rich cinnamon flavours and caramel belt and buttons.
For real clothes, Cadbury’s can kit you out. Recruiting Giles Deacon to do the designing, the Cadbury’s Caramel Bunny now wears a strapless, ruffle, tulip dress with chocolate polka dots. Apparently this rabbit has been rated the third sexiest cartoon character, and now we all know why.