The month of July is like a Christmas celebration of our family, simply because many of my loved ones have birthdays in July. From my uncle, cousins, nephews, my brother and father who celebrate the same birthday, my mother and my wife. Who wouldn’t want a cake on your birthday?
And my family just got a huge package of Chocolate cake from the Chocolate Queen, Raquel Choa. We are in awe seeing a well crafted cake only from TCC.
My family is deeply touched and always grateful to the Chocolate Queen that in spite of her busy schedule in preparing the orders from her clients, she still managed to decorate a special cake for us, with the loving efforts and assistance from her children Hannah, Angelie, John Paul, AJ and Jonathan who prepared the cake hand in hand making it a truly work of art. The cake is called the Torta Cerveza Negra which is themed by “Under the Sea”. She knew very well that I missed going to the beach with my family. It was such a nostalgic feeling upon seeing the decoration of the cake!
I was told by Raquel that all her cake designs would just came up in her mind instantly upon knowing her customers profile, likes and background. Her Designer’s Cake has no specific designs and she will only do it to her special friends and clients as of this time. Her design is inspired by Chocolate and motivated by Nature. But for sure the Chocolate Queen is now open to accept orders by special request for the Designer’s Cake. The cake was designed to be eaten but most of Raquel’s clients would say that it’s difficult to eat the cake and better to have it framed so they can enjoy watching it. Well, it’s the same feeling that I have, I do not want to eat the cake because I don’t want to ruin the beauty of its design. But as I continue to stare at it, the more that I want to dig-in to its taste of chocolaty goodness and savour the richness for their chocolate tradition has life, soul and spirit.
The Torta de Cerveza Negra eliminates egg and milk as integral parts in baking this special cake. The Cerveza gives it a boost and provides a unique taste and aroma of the deep dark chocolate concoction attributed to the Cerveza Negra as a dark lager. Giving the cake further surprise are the cacao granules garnished on the cake with the mini crunch and grainy texture it provides. My children were amazed even more when they saw the creatively designed chocolates as toppings such as the molded sea creatures; fishes, dolphins, turtles, shrimp, and sea horse. As well as the molded chocolate spoon, chocolate pencil, and crayons on the side. And I must say only an artist like Raquel can make this kind of creation that is bound to make you smile. Check this wonderful Chocolate Cake creations prepared by the Chocolate Queen. Perfect for Birthday presents and for your Corporate giveaways for special occasions.
For special orders for the Designer’s Cake, you may call these numbers for reservations at 09175561521 and 09176287661. This will be available soon at every outlet of The Chocolate Chamber Boutique. Ralfe Gourmet Chocolate Boutique is located at 3349 Topaz St., Casals’ Village, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City.