Sweet Obsession is not the title of my autobiography (mine would have scratch & sniff stickers and recipes galore). Instead it is a cute little dessert place in a residential area of Vancouver. You’ll have to excuse my lack of knowledge of the areas of Vancouver. I’ll be moving here shortly and I’m still figuring out where things are and that I cannot legally live in a dumpster near the beach. Yes I know – that’s totally oppressive 🙂
After stuffing my pie hole with Thai food, my friends took me to Sweet Obsession for dessert. It’s rather hard for me to judge baked goods in Canada after spending so much time eating them in Paris. I ordered a slice of the hedgehog cake (no hedgehogs were harmed in the production of said cake), while my friends ordered lemon mousse cake & biscotti and my mom ordered a brownie.
My understanding is that hedgehog flavour is chocolate and hazelnut. However, I tasted no chocolate whatsoever in the cake and it seemed to consist of layers of light sponge cake and a hazelnut buttercream. The cake was fairly light but could’ve been a bit more moist and I would’ve loved a strong chocolate flavour to the cake (akin to Nutella). I had a taste of the lemon mousse cake and the lemon flavour was delightfully tart. No disgustingly sweet lemon action going on there. Mom told me her brownie was a bit dry and that she could bake better brownies. This didn’t shock me because she’s amazing in the kitchen. There’s a hint of bias on my part, but others will vouch for her baking prowess 🙂
Next time I’m going to order one of the chocolate confections because I must say they looked gorgeous. Sweet obsession (http://www.sweetobsession.ca) is located at 2611 West 16th Avenue in beautiful Vancouver.