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    Posted on Oct 16, 2017

    Cancel Your Plans Because You Need To Look At These Amazing Cakes RN

    Almondine is awash with flawless, mirror-finish bonbons, and other delights.

    Check out these gorgeous, iridescent bonbons.

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    They might look like jewellery, but they're definitely edible. These mini chocolate bombs are packed with punchy citrus flavours, for a real taste explosion.

    The mirror-glazed treats are the work of an Aberdeen café called Almondine, and they're sublime.

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    Aberdeen, Scotland, that is. Sorry, American cake fans. These shiny blue bonbons are filled with salted caramel, and there are mango and passionfruit ones in the background too. Delicious.

    Or, if you fancy something bigger, you can try one of these shimmery-smooth chocolate domes instead.

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    You can see your reflection in them! Amazing.

    Their glazed chocolate dacquoise cakes filled with strawberry ganache are a firm favourite with locals.

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    These are (almost) too beautiful to eat.

    And so are their divine, creamy blackberry charlottes.

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    They're like a series of lovely little polka dot top hats.

    All the pastries are carefully handmade by Susan Williamson and her two daughters Jenny and Suzanne.

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    At first, the family specialised in Parisian-style macarons, but they've since expanded and now make all kinds of innovative cakes, pastries, and chocolates.

    And their signature, crisp macarons make an appearance in a lot of their creations.

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    Like this beautiful cream tart willed with fresh Scottish berries.

    Unsurprisingly, their afternoon teas are legendary.

    The Williamsons were even asked to audition for the BBC's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème programme.


    The buzz about the Aberdeen café reached the producers of the series, and they were asked to show off their beautiful, shiny, awesome cakes to the world.

    Which isn't surprising, given that they make beautiful desserts like this raspberry cake, and pistachio eclairs.

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    The words "to die for" don't really do these treats justice.

    So what are you waiting for? Go and get some of these beautiful, marble-like bonbons right now.

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    You definitely won't regret it.

    Almondine is at 43 Thistle Street, Aberdeen. It's open from 8am to 6pm Mon-Fri, and until 7pm on Saturdays.

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