Sherman's Food Adventures: True Confections (Broadway)

True Confections (Broadway)

After a less-than-filling meal at Migz, Mijune and I decided to get some dessert. It didn't take much convincing really. It is no secret that Mijune loves desserts. I think I had her at "cream pie"... Er... Anyways, since we were relatively near True Confections, it was as good as anytime to pay the place a visit. Wow. I haven't been here in literally 15 years. This used to be a late night option when I was in University. Strangely, at the time I was at SFU, so I'm not sure why I was out all the way near UBC. No wonder my car had some many kms! There are other locations though; but this one is more parking friendly. And you know me and parking! One of the reasons I haven't been back since then is the "average-ness" of their desserts. I guess we'll have to see if anything has changed...

For myself, I only had one thing on my mind after watching the Food Network earlier in the day - it was the Boston Cream Pie throw down. Yes, with the Canucks playing the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, I guess I should call this a Vancouver Cream Pie? Wait. That didn't sound right. No wonder Mijune was giving me a dirty look all night after I asked if she wanted cream pie... She did eventually relent and had some cream pie... LOL... Okay, enough of that. I found the chocolate on the outside too thick and dense. It actually detracted from the overall dessert. The cake itself was a little dry while still airy. I found the custard to be acceptably sweet and there was plenty of it. A pretty average cream pie. We also shared a Banana Split Cheesecake. It sounded good on paper; but for me at least, it was not that good. In terms of the cheesecake itself, there was nothing wrong with it. It was your typical baked New York style. The problem was with the banana. It almost made the cheesecake even more heavier and dense. Then the aroma of banana didn't seem to have the right impact either. Maybe I'm used to something tart such as mango, lime, lemon or strawberries? There was pineapple in the cake, so at the very least, when I got a chunk, it broke up the heaviness.

Not to be outdone, we also had the Devil's Food Cake. A play on angel's food cake, this consisted of chocolate cake with chocolate cream and marshmallow frosting. I actually didn't mind this cake. It wasn't too sweet despite its appearance. The cake itself was fluffy and light while the frosting and cream were not heavy at all. Lastly, we got Mijune's favourite in the Diplomat Cake. Looking like a cross between a vanilla cake and a Napoleon, this consisted of cake, custard, cream and puff pastry. Since I'm not a huge fan of Napoleons, I only had a passing interest in this cake. It didn't have the textural contrast I was looking for and honestly, I found the cake to be boring. I didn't get any flavour from it. However, the cake itself was light and fluffy. Meh. Nothing has changed. The desserts here are passable if there were no options open late at night. Seeing how Vancouver is not really a dessert city, there are not a whole lot of dessert only stores around, particularly open late. That's probably why True Confections continues to exist. For me at least, I'd much rather hit up a nice restaurant after dinner service and only order dessert. But then again, I'm not a huge dessert person, so I'd probably eat another dinner instead...

The Good:
- Lots of options
- Open late

The Bad:
- It's pretty average
- It's not cheap

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7 comments:

LotusRapper said...

They sure have longevity, IIRC they were there as early as 1990 (or maybe even a year or two earlier). Oh how many times I took my wife (then GF) there on late nights for coffee and desserts.

Follow Me Foodie said...

My Diplomat Cake is not boring!! It had more texture than your Devil's food!! lol j/k... it is boring compared to a lot of Napoleons out there.. it's vanilla! But I'm a vanilla/Napoleon lover so it's okay for me. This is still my go to cake if I'm at True Confections.

Cakebrain said...

Omg! How can you call Diplomat Cake boring?

Sherman said...

@LR Same here. My wife (then GF) were here all the time too... LOL...

@FMF Mijune, you know I'm just playin' with you. Cuz you kept bugging me about my desserts!

@Cakebrain See the msg above. It's all in jest!

Cakebrain said...

I know! But I'm sensitive about cake! ;)
btw, My girlfriend nc told me she works with you...now I can say I kinda know someone famous in the foodie world!

lulu said...

love the banana cream pie and hazelnut mousse? cake.They have great desserts but a bit pricey...

Sherman said...

@Cakebrain... LOL! I'm not famous... ;) Oh no, you know someone who knows me? Then you'll know I'm a bore... hehe...

@lulu Agreed, the desserts are fine, just pricey.