One might have been looking forward to a more theatrical effect from the cakes at Starbucks, and their Chocolate Avalanche Mocha Cake (S$6.90) probably answered their prayers. Essentially, the cake was served with warm chocolate sauce poured into the plastic mould, and to enjoy the cake you could just lift the mould to allow the chocolate sauce to flush the exterior of the cake.

Conceptually, fun. But the chocolate sauce was just too sweet for the cake to be decadent. Maybe to the point of getting ready a venti-size lukewarm water to wash down that “gelak” feel.