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FOOD CRUSH: BO NUAGE

Hi. My name is Mary Lynn and I’m an obsession addict. (But what does that even mean??? she whispers in a Jim Gaffigan-style voice.) It’s kind of a really intense love-at-first-sight syndrome. I get infatuated hardcore. I mean full-on heart fluttering blood racing kind of breathless mind-overtaken-by-ideas psychosis. And not with people. With things. Trends. Ideas. Food. A song (Drake’s “Tuscan Leather” at specifically 1:57—I listened to it constantly for days). Clothes. Sparkly glittery things. And then just like that, the obsession’s done. Dead and gone. It could be a day later, or three days later. My attention span is apparently very fickle. So while I’m hot on this glorious find, let’s get to it.

Image via some guy named chris a. on yelp.com

Image via some guy named chris a. on yelp.com

BO NUAGE!!!

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Image via purewow.com

It’s a schmancy bakery in Los Angeles on Melrose run by a husband and wife team from Paris. “Nuage” is the French word for cloud. The nuage treats at Bo Nuage are little cloud cakes, i.e. layers of meringue, filled with flavored whipped cream, then covered in more whipped cream and topped with shaved white chocolate.

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Cross section. Image via purewow.com

The bakery is chic beyond belief. LOOK AT THIS PLACE. In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I. Die.” (Quick nugget about yours truly: I’m a graphic designer by trade who designs retail stores in my every day life. Hence the reason I geek out over not just food, but interior spaces as well).

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But what really drew me in is the idea of those meringues. Aren’t they just gorgeous? And the mini sizes are so itty bitty and cute!! I’ve made pretty colored meringues before. I’ve bespeckled them in rainbow sprinkles, colored them lovely stripy colors, but I haven’t taken it to this level. WHY HAVEN’T I TAKEN THEM TO THIS LEVEL? I love finding these kinds of things. Even if my infatuation only lasts a few days, it gives me inspiration for my next baking project. While I have a few things in the hopper that I want to make, I’m trying to figure out when to fit these little beauties into my schedule.  

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Funny tidbit: the founders of Bo Nuage are actually the founders of my favorite macaron place in LA, ‘lette macarons in Beverly Hills. Go figure. Did somebody say something about a small world?

Are you in the LA area? Do me a fav (ML slang for “favor”) and check this out for me, please? And report back in full detail? And send some pics? Thanks a mill. 🙂

And while we’re at it, what are you super obsessed with lately?