Well, enter the Hermes Birkin handbag.
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to win a surprise cake thanks to Wendy from Sydney food blog Obesebaby and Jessica Pedemont from Chocolate Artisan. Pedemont is a well established pastry chef, chocolatier and part of the Planet Cake 'Dream Team', not to mention a champion kick boxer!
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Ok, back to the Hermes Birkin... After arranging delivery over the phone the lovely Jessica kindly delivered the mystery cake. Instantly, I could see it was a gorgeous pink handbag but when Jessica asked me if I recognised it, I honestly had know idea.
Jessica informed me that you only have to type the name Hermes on the Internet and THIS bag will appear in the search. Named after singer Jane Birkin the bag is synonymous with wealth due to its exclusivity and high price - retailing from anywhere between $9,000 and $150,000 depending on the materials used.
So upon stumbling across these facts I felt rather chuffed to have this gorgeous edible version sitting on my table. I almost didn't want to cut it, well, that thought only lasted about 5 seconds after I discovered it was a filled with a rich truffle like chocolate mud cake with ganache.
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The guys and girls at work thoroughly enjoyed this for morning tea, as did I.
Thanks again to Jessica and Wendy.
A truly stunning cake indeed! If only it had been real...