Let Them Eat Cake

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Not only is “Let them eat cake” the phrase commonly misattributed to Marie Antoinette, it is also the name of a cute patisserie and dessert bar on Sukhumvit Soi 20 in Bangkok.

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Dessert shops are plentiful in the City of Angels but most western style desserts are rarely worth the calories they contain. Let Them Eat Cake proves to be a delicious exception.

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Located in one of the “community lifestyle malls” – smaller, open air shopping centers that have sprung up across Bangkok like mushrooms after the rain – Let Them Eat Cake is charmingly decorated but a little small. Waits can get long at key times so come early or be prepared to wait.

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I am sorry to say that I don’t remember the names of each of the desserts we tried. I do know that this is a chocolate St. Honoré, an elegant combination of puff pastry, creme filling, and caramel.

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A tart of some sort with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Don’t know if I ever tried this or just took a picture!

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A tarte au citron – lemon tarte. Was tasty but I found the crust a bit tough.

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I don’t remember what this pink, rose-shaped dessert was. A gelatine and with something inside, I think.

All in all, Let Them Eat Cake offered better, more authentic French style pastries than a lot of shops here in Bangkok. I look forward to my next visit and I promise to take more careful notes – and to sample a wider variety of desserts!

 

0 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Cake

  1. Someone please hand me a bib as i am drooling. Oh my I would absolutely without a doubt waddle out of there.Great shots and no fair to tease us with those yummy looking treats<:)

  2. Dieters would hope that the place gets guilliotined but basically humans get a lot of temptations to fight. I wonder if you would rather go to France for pastries or the Netherlands?

  3. I find that the French and the Italian has one of the most creative cake baker/creator.Not only the cakes are tasting delicious, but they way they do the decorations are brilliant.Almost very artictic in some way! Just like the Japanese do.The Germans cakes I find to be boring, plain and sometimes too normal and dry too. Few cakes are good and I find others are as bad as their looks! LOLOh! The pink one does look yummy there.

  4. i love pastry establishments like these – they really do take the concept of food being art to the next level. i especially liked the gelatinous looking rose one. when i do go there, i will certainly try this place!

  5. @M_1 – Good question. I enjoy them indoors in an air conditioned environment. No need to expose them to the heat!@l0311879l – I wish I could recall what, exactly, that rose-shaped dessert was. I don’t even remember if it was a cake or a panna cotta type dessert, although that seems unlikely.@Sherrie_de_Valeria – Come to think of it, have I ever had a German pastry? Hmm… dunno.@PPhilip – Haven’t been to the Netherlands nor tried their pastries, so can’t say which place I would prefer to visit.@f5ye_angel5 – Those who stand and stare risk getting run over by those who are more quick about eating!@armnatmom – There are times I wish I could better resist the temptation of sweets.@radio03 – @Inciteful – @firetyger – @theartofsexy – @dawn_1o9 – @Grannys_Place – @ZSA_MD – @ElusiveWords – @awoolham – @murisopsis – @Fatcat723 – @chronic_masticator – @nov_way – Thanks for your comments. The shop could be renamed “House of Temptation” for all the gluttony it provokes! @isitreal_no – It is pretty far into Sukhumvit Soi 20 on the right-hand side. Part of a lifestyle mall called Mille Malle. Please let me know if you need any recommendations for your Bangkok trip.

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