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[Video] Ain't No Sunshine When Sai'Gon: The Cake Inspired by Saigon's Rainy Days

The Saigon skyline has been the muse for many an illustration project, and now you can also enjoy the towering Bitexco Financial Tower, but in fondant form.

Bakes is an online bakery that specializes in French-inspired pastries, the favorite food of its Parisian founder, Laure. She and Bakes’ head patissiere, Nguyet, recently came up with a brand-new addition to their menu, a triple-layer red velvet cake called “Ain’t No Sunshine When Sai’Gon”, a play on the lyrics of Bill Withers’ 1971 classic.

The cake is gigantic, with homemade red wine and strawberry jam in between red velvet layers. On the outside, the chefs chose a shade of dark grey to simulate Saigon’s dreary rainy nights. At the base of the cake, the duo worked with a team of illustrators to create fondant cut-outs of the city’s iconic landmarks, including Bitexco and Ben Thanh Market.

Saigoneer recently paid a visit to Laure and Nguyet’s workshop to find out how they create this huge Saigon-inspired pastry. Have a look at the process below:

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