Had enough of Zumbo yet? If not, here’s a little more.
Escape from a Colombian Rainforest, referred to at the store by one of the counter staff as “Escape from a Colombian Car Park”. I’m sure you’ve seen the cake a number of times. I even passed up the opportunity to try this out during the launch of the Winter collection, where it was first revealed.
The cake has come along way since that time, huh?
The cake is comprised of flourless chocolate sponge, chocolate sabayon mousse, dark chocolate fizzy discs (including the silver lid and ring pull) & cherry cola jelly.
After all this time, wanting to try this out back in May, I’d finally gotten to opportunity to taste it. I don’t know if it was just me but I wasn’t won over by the taste. The dark chocolate disc layers made it difficult to cut into the cake. Though the chocolate aspects of the cake were fine, I wasn’t all that fussed about the jelly. 10 points for creative presentation. Probably around 6-7 for taste in my opinion.
Unfortunately, I’d not taken any notes or photo of this particular variations of the dessert (please check here and here for references for what it looked like previously). However, I believe the core part of the cake, the hazelnut meringue and the apple tartin chantilly still remain, with a slight change on the exterior crust, which in my case was made up of a combination of hazelnuts and pistachios from what I can tell.
This one was a winner for me, and certainly well worth the asking price in my opinion. As I posted on Twitter, it was wheely good! Give this one a go if you ever stop by the patisserie. She ain’t the prettiest cake, but she’s got it where it counts!