The sweets look very appetizing

Urszula Janusz creates sweet compositions, among others, at the kinder balls with Izabela Janachowska and Sylwia Bomba. Her calendar is full two years ahead. Are her macaroons, cupcakes and eclairs really to die for? I went to her proprietary confectionery, Urszicakes, to see for myself what the cakes taste like, for which the stars even pay several thousand zlotys.

Urszula Janusz is a real self-made woman. A few years ago, a call center employee introduced sweet tables to Polish weddings, i.e. corners filled with mini goodies. The road to success was winding, especially since Urszula did not have a confectionery education. Passion for sweets, a lot of work and the support of her patient husband allowed her to create a sweet empire.

Now her cakes are eagerly ordered by celebrities, e-books with recipes are selling on the trunk, and there are queues for training. As she writes on her website, the icing on the cake of her activity is the original Urszicakes confectionery, located in Żabia Wola, thirty kilometers from Warsaw. You can go there from Friday to Sunday.

The sweets look very appetizing

Photo: Marta Kutkowska / Ofeminin

Put on the roses, eat the roses

Urszicakes looks like the set for “Marie Antoinette” by Sofia Coppola. Every corner invites you to take a selfie. The walls, plates and even… toilet paper are pink. The perfect place to cut yourself off from the dark aura outside the window. From the threshold, we are greeted by smiling salesmen, and a neon sign on the wall invites us to treat ourselves to prosecco. Today, however, we will focus on cookies.

And here a great disappointment awaits us. Although the confectionery is open on Sundays from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. and we are around 3 p.m., the shop window is empty. Threads from tasting beloved eclairs and testing brownies. So we have to stop at gooseberry macaroons, Italiano cake and the last mini pavlova with currant filling. For this obligatory black coffee, which will balance the overwhelming sweetness.

On the spot, it turned out that the desserts look much better than they taste

On the spot, it turned out that the desserts look much better than they taste

Photo: Marta Kutkowska / Ofeminin

Tasting

I start with macaroons, which are considered to be one of the most demanding cookies. Only a skilled craftsman is able to make their shell crispy and the inside moist and full of flavor. The word “macaroon” comes from French and means ammacare, meaning to crush. It turns out, however, that what we now call a macaroon comes not from France, but from Switzerland. Camille Struder, a journeyman of the Sprüngli confectionery in Zurich, reportedly came up with the idea to gently translate the cookies with cream.

Unfortunately, the taste of the desserts flew away with the end of the tasting

Unfortunately, the taste of the desserts flew away with the end of the tasting

Photo: Marta Kutkowska / Ofeminin

I try the macaroon in a slightly larger form. Gooseberry and lime flavor, a tribute to the passing summer. The cake is baked correctly according to the art. The taste is refreshing and vibrating in the mouth, and the cream inside gives a fresh creaminess. I wish I had tried the other flavors, but I can go on to the next tasting.

The Italiano cookie is perhaps the most spectacular of the entire site. It looks like a modern dessert, made by someone who keeps his finger on the pulse of confectionery fashions. I try to ask the saleswoman how it is created, but I only get a laconic answer about using fresh lime zest. The cake is disappointing – how many similar beautiful forms is an unfulfilled promise. The moist, citrus-flavored agent is not remembered for long. It ends too soon, just like summer.

The interior of the confectionery is decorated in pink.  It is nice, cozy and ... sweet

The interior of the confectionery is decorated in pink. It is nice, cozy and … sweet

Photo: Marta Kutkowska / Ofeminin

But here comes the grande finale, i.e. mini pavlova, the proud queen of desserts. This particular one has a center filled with a familiar black currant. And here’s another disappointment. Just correct, tasty meringue, but not comparable to the one you can eat … in a popular coffee chain store or at your aunt’s name day party. I’m beginning to think that all of this looks better in photos than it tastes good. Maybe I was just unlucky, because most of the cookies were already sold out? The candy bill was salty. I paid 55.70 zlotys for three cookies. But at least I have a nice selfie.

Urszi Cakes is a confectionery extremely popular among celebrities

Urszi Cakes is a confectionery extremely popular among celebrities

Photo: Marta Kutkowska / Ofeminin

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