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Here it is, in all its glory.

The chocolate mousse cake from the series Masterchef Australia. If you're associated with channel 10, please don't be mad at me for taking your image. I just want to share the glory of the mousse cake with as many people as possible. But if you insist, I shall of course take the image down.

The chocolate mousse cake from the series Masterchef Australia. If you're associated with channel 10, please don't be mad at me for borrowing your image. I just want to share the glory of the mousse cake with as many people as possible. But if you insist, I shall of course take the image down.

For those who didn’t see it, this was the most awesome cake ever. It has about 6 or 7 layers of cake, apple, caramel, biscuit, blackberry mousse and chocolate mousse. It’s freaking incredible. The recipe is also there if you follow that link, by the way, in case you want to try making it at home. Ha!

Yes, I laugh at this idea because I saw them make that cake on the show. It took them THREE HOURS and they needed a blast freezer (a freezer that freezes things very, very fast) and a giant chocolate spray gun. This spray gun looked like it should be used for spraying cars, not cakes. But I want one.

After I saw this cake on TV, my thoughts were consumed by it….the blackberry mousse layer…the salted caramel…the apple tatin… Then I realised that the cake’s creator “Adriano Zumbo” sounded familiar. Turns out I had a business card for his patisserie on my fridge for over a year now and had been meaning to drop by sometime. Excited, I told my husband. He said “excellent, let’s save it for a special occasion”. I said “WHAT?? I can’t go on like this, knowing that the best cake in the universe is only TWO SUBURBS AWAY FROM ME. We’re going there THIS SATURDAY”.

So we did, but we’re not early risers, so by the time we got to the patisserie at 3pm, all of the cakes were sold out. All of them. I’m not even talking about the famous mousse cake. I mean there were no cakes left in the patisserie *at all*. Luckily he had a cafe a few doors down and as it turned out, they were auctioning off not only the chocolate mousse cake, but also Adriano’s famous croquembouche. The croquembouche was posing for a photo shoot. I could see it through a window. It wore an aura of toffee like a delicate golden halo. It looked delicious.

To be honest, I couldn’t be bothered sticking around for an hour to bid on a cake that I probably couldn’t afford. And I was hungry, dammit. The cafe was full, so we went for whatever was able to be taken away, which was chocolates. There was a dark chocolate pyramid filled with rasberry gel and vanilla creme (that means something creamy that isn’t actually cream, I don’t know what it was, it was delicious). There was a saffron chocolate with a very subtle flavour. There was a “fried egg” chocolate that was white chocolate and toasted coconut with a jam “yolk” on top. It reminded me of that “white christmas” slice that you can get around Christmas time.

This quest isn’t over. Adriano Zumbo, I shall return! Later, when your shops aren’t so busy! Incidentally, my husband did actually see the man himself “walking around like he owned the place” (well, he did, so fair enough). I was too busy looking at cake and chocolate to notice. No offence Mr. Zumbo.

This morning I heard on Nova’s breakfast show that Kate Richie got a chef from a bakery to make the cake from the recipe. This is inspired! I must do this! However, the chef said that the recipe on the website doesn’t match what they did on the show! Ooh those sneaky devils! No matter, it is a means to an end and that end is a cake…

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