Indulge in gorgeous sweet treats that represent their home bases to a T.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Company
Signature Cake: The Ritz-Carlton
Last fall, 22 pastry chefs at Ritz-Carltons around the world were asked to submit a recipe that best represented the hotel. The winner? Yusuke Aoki of the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, who created a moist Valrhona chocolate sponge cake layered with a chocolate-Grand Marnier ganache and covered in a decadent (you guessed it) chocolate glaze. Elegantly simple, yet rich and subtly complex, the rectangular cake is available at all Ritz-Carlton properties. Room rates vary;ritzcarlton.com.