Blooming CakesThe entire “Full Spirited Flavours” line of cakes expertly and lovingly created by the folks at Full Circle Flavors, LLC(www.fullspiritedflavours.com).
RUM CAKE REVIEW
We recently had the pleasure of sampling the entire “Full Spirited Flavours” line of cakes expertly and lovingly created by the folks at Full Circle Flavours, LLC (www.fullspiritedflavours.com). The cakes are truly a delight to share with friends and family. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
• (1) Chocolate Razz Blossom: dark brown, almost black color (brownielike), covered with pink raspberry frosting shavings. The aroma is that of rich cocoa, the texture is firm and slightly dry, while the sweetness level is high. Once in the palate, the raspberry notes unfold, coating the mouth and dominating the bouquet.
• (2) Limoncello Blossom: light golden crust crowned with a lemon glaze. The aroma is pleasantly citric, with hints of lemon zest. The texture is firm, like a pound cake, and the moisture content is medium to high. The sweetness level is medium, making every bite enjoyable without being overpowering. The after taste is refreshing and protracted.
• (3) Mango Coconut Rum Blossom: light golden crust, crowned with coconut shavings, the aroma has a strong coconut element, along with sweet vanilla. The texture is firm, the fruit is in small cube pieces, rather firm like dried fruit that has been reconstituted. The cake has a
medium moisture content and has a low sweetness level, which makes it easier for someone to enjoy a full-size portion without saturating the palate. The cake could benefit from an increased amount of rum, to make sure it lives up to its name.
• (4) Amaretto Blossom: golden crust coated with slivered almonds and chocolate chips. The aroma is chocolate-centric, the moisture content is medium to high and the sweetness level is high. The chocolate chips are a nice touch for chocoholics, but it overpowers the subtle almond notes. This cake is also very rich, almost demanding that one accompany it with a glass of milk.
Margaret Ayala, Publisher of "Got Rum?" Magazine