Sometimes the most fun part of eating out with friends is sharing dessert. One caramelized fruit tart delivered to the table accompanied by four forks. A deliciously thick Oreo milk shake with two straws. A glistening panna cotta presented with three spoons.
We share a single dessert because we want to satisfy our sweet tooth while limiting our not-so-healthy calorie intake. But in the end, we are dividing up one dessert and all those forks in the same piece of cake take sharing to a cellular level!
I see a new trend on the way and whether Cédric Grolet realizes it or not, his Rubik Cube Cake is a perfect example.
Grolet has taken the shared dessert idea to a playful level with his latest genius concept. This award-winning pastry chef has recently joined the renowned Alain Ducasse at Restaurant Le Meurice. That tells you the caliber of this food artist! Grolet has created a Rubik’s Cube Cake--a “puzzle” if you will, of miniature cake blocks precisely stacked in the form of the 1970s cube fad.
Communal dessert deconstructed! 27 individual cakes, “built” to create one dessert. Not only are the “I-just-want-a-tiny-bite” cravings satisfied, but there’s now another opportunity to laugh and connect. This is how dessert becomes an experience, leaving its sweet impression on an evening with friends.
Of course, the only problem with sharing this beauty of a cake is that it will be eaten long before the puzzle can be solved!
Wishing everyone a fork-filled Friday!
PS: I highly recommend that you follow Chef Grolet's Instagram page. That alone is an experience.