October 8, 2013
A Hemsley & Hemsley Affair: HBD Melissa!
A cake made with cannellini beans & avocado with chocolate, coconut cream & beetroot powder icing—this must be a H & H party!
Last week, Melissa and Jasmine hit one of their fave west London all-singing, all-dancing spots, Paradise in Kensal Green for Mel’s 28th birthday! After a slap-up supper of seabass, pancetta, artichoke, and fennel salad, and braised chicken with parsnip mash, Jasmine surprised Melissa with a life-sized cake of her face. The doppelgänger chocolate and peppermint cake is apparently a Hemsley & Hemsley secret recipe that uses cannellini beans, avocado, and plenty of butter. Jasmine whipped up the icing using dark chocolate icing for the hair and coconut cream mixed with beetroot powder for Mel’s signature rouge lips. Wish we were there! Sending our love from New York, Mel! xx
P.S What was Mel’s birthday wish? Two words: Ronan Keating.