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A Blue Birthday

it was hubby’s birthday today and i was scrambling this morning to find the best blueberry cheesecake i could buy because that is his one and only favorite dessert (talk about cramming!).

i looked in greenbelt but couldnt locate the elusive cheesecake (or maybe i was too engrossed with with the anya hindmarch in adora! mwahaha!) and so i threw caution to the wind (in other words i was out of time!!!) and just got one from conti’s.

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ive never tasted the blueberry cheesecake from this pastry shop before but it looked good enough with a unique crust that enveloped the pie, or so i thought…

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after the pie box had been opened and the cheesecake served and tested…well, hubby verbalized it was good but i could tell bday boy was not too happy.

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the first thing i noticed when we opened the box was the crust that apparently enveloped the pie had a good 1cm clearance from the cheesecake. i thought that i had just transported the cake wrong and created the booboo. but of course the blueberry topping was not a thing to be happy about either. not only was it thin comprising mostly of gooey sauce but it didnt even coat the whole cheesecake top! *a bop on the head for not scrutinizing the item before it was placed in the box!*

and the most disappointing thing is the cheesecake was more like a foam cake than anything else! its like whipped foam thickened with a hint of cheesecake!

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overall rating:    
crust -failed!
blueberry topping -failed!
cheesecake -failed!

goodness! i think thats the worst cake ive ever bought!

looks like we have to score a jackpot on sundays food adventure to make up for todays blue birthday!

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March 18, 2009 - Posted by | Gastronomic experience | ,

7 Comments »

  1. i haven’t tried conti’s blueberry cheesecake and from the looks of it, it’s not their crowning glory. but the cake they’re famous for is the mango bravo, which is absolutely heavenly! 🙂

    Comment by entrepgirl | March 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. i agree entrepgirl, ive had their mango bravo several times and thats why i was so surprised another product from the same pastry place could be, well, putting it mildly, not so good

    Comment by regandmitzi | March 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. First of all, happy birthday to Reg! 🙂

    I haven’t tried anything in Conti’s. 😦
    Will surely have that mango bravo when I get the chance.

    Err … I’m not fond of blueberries …

    Comment by Rina | March 19, 2009 | Reply

  4. Interesting blog, I’ll try and spread the word.

    Comment by wonker | March 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. haven’t tried this.. but their Mango Bravo and Turtle Pie are yummy! for choco lovers, try the Chocolate Overload cake!

    Comment by u8mypinkcookies | March 20, 2009 | Reply

  6. i like my cheesecake dense and heavy. i think the one at starbucks is alright. will try to find something like that here in makati.

    Comment by shalum | March 24, 2009 | Reply

  7. must try MANGO BRAVO…. its their best seller… you might like it…..

    Comment by Kelly McKline | May 13, 2009 | Reply


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