What do you get the food-obsessed people in your life who've eaten everything, been everywhere, and are annoyingly hard to impress? Get them a raindrop cake. Because chances are, unless said people live in the New York City or Los Angeles areas or have visited there recently—and made a point of tracking down this notorious non-cake cake at Smorgasburg—they haven't tried it yet. But they've most certainly heard about one of the biggest viral dessert sensations of the year. And hearing about the raindrop cake automatically leads to a desperate need to get your hands on one immediately.
The dessert, created by Smorgasburg vendor Darren Wong, is unlike any your giftees have probably ever had before. And now you can send it directly to their doorstep—one of these people might even be you—because it's finally available for online ordering and shipping anywhere in the U.S. No offense, but the real thing will look a lot more gift-y than any DIY spinoff you might try to pull off at home.
Head to Goldbely, where a two-pack of the jelly cakes will run you $39; it's also sold as a four-pack or eight-pack. The all-vegan dessert, made with agar agar powder and spring water, comes with all the bells and whistles required for recreating the whole raindrop cake experience: black sugar cane syrup, roasted soybean powder and a bamboo boat.
Note: Assembly is required. Goldbely suggests refrigerating the cake for half an hour before eating it, and consuming it within a day or two. Also, the site warns, "Please read before touching, since the cake needs to be handled carefully."
The raindrop cake ships Mondays-Thursdays starting now, with no end date planned yet; but hurry if you need this to land in someone's mailbox in time for Christmas.
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