Since she was young, Cherry Chiu has known she likes to bake. Feeling the pull of the kitchen, she left her desk-bound job to study pastry-making in Le Cordon Bleu London. It gave her the confidence to set up Mon Cerise, a home-based bakery that focuses on cakes that are lighter in sugar. Cherry insists on only using premium French ingredients – a deliberate decision to ensure the quality of the final product. For instance, butter is sourced from a small producer in the Charente, France and only pure cocoa butter, curated from a bean-to-bar French chocolate maker, is used. The result: elegant bakes perfect for any celebratory occasion. There’s the signature Strawberry Charlotte ($57) – where fluffy Japanese sponge cake comes layered with citrus gel, strawberry compote, and Madagascan vanilla cream; and the Chocolate and Raspberry Dream ($55).
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