We got this heavenly-looking cake for a friend’s Thanksgiving party from Valentino’s pastry store, which is adjacent to the restaurant proper. This is the Chantilly al Cioccolato Bianco – the Chantilly and White Chocolate cake that we had at the restaurant for dessert, but this is the cake in all its whole glory.
I think this is a perfect party cake – I don’t think there’s any element of it that can be disliked. It’s not too rich the way some dense chocolate cakes can be; it’s not overly sweet; the sponge is light so it doesn’t weigh you down after dinner; and the cream is chantilly cream, not buttercream. It even comes in a really cute pink cake box, which is a nice change from bog-standard white boxes.
At $45 per kg, this certainly isn’t the cheapest cake around, but if you think about all the ingredients, effort and most of all, the end result, it’s certainly a much better deal than those Awfully Chocolate cakes, which are $40 per kg but are allegedly made by a neighbourhood bakery in Malaysia, and apparently sell for half that price in JB. I’d rather pay for good ingredients and skill than branding.
It’s okay, but no where near as good as their tiramisu.
Pasticceria da Valentino
7 Jalan Bingka