This year is going to be really special because our family will be celebrating two occasions at the same date - Mother's Day and my Birthday. This afternoon, my sister came home with a yummy gift from Bizu Patisserie - the Paris Brest Cake. My mom was surely surprised about it because this is the first time she got to see a cake like this, and she was so happy because it's not chocolate (she is not so fond of chocolate cakes and ice cream though she eats it).
Wikipedia defines Paris Brest as, "The pastry was created in 1891 to commemorate the Paris–Brest–Paris bicycle race. Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris-Brest cycle race, partly because of its energy-giving high calorific value, and is now found in pâtisseries all over France."
Bizu Patisserie's Paris Brest cake is made of Almond Pâte à Choux pastry filled with layers of white chocolate, rose cream (yes, rose the flower), lychee segments, and fresh raspberries. The pastry is light yet crispy - it reminds me of the profiteroles I ate not too long ago... and the filling was something new for all of us.
This cake is somewhat like my mom - it's simple yet very pretty, light but filled with lots of goodness. :) Bizu Patisserie's Paris Brest cake is really a great gift we could give our moms - and grandmothers, aunts...
Visit Bizu Patisserie at any of these branches: Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 2, Glorietta 4, Greenhills Shopping Center, G/F of the Promenade Mall, and St. Luke's Hospital (Bonifacio Global City).