Opéra Transparent, our new cake plate is a tribute to one of the most famous patisseries in France. The Opéra chocolate cake. There are many great French cakes but for connoisseurs, the cake known as Opéra represents a taste of France at its most sophisticated and delicious. The creation of the cake goes back to 1955 when the great French pastry chef, Cyriaque Gavillon, worked at the legendary Dalloyau pastry shop in Paris.
When inventing the Opéra, Cyriaque wanted to create something that in one bite, would give a taste of the whole cake. He worked on layers and tastes and came up with this wonderfully sophisticated cake. His wife told him it reminded her of the Paris Opéra House, the Palais Garnier. It was an image that stuck and the Opéra cake was born.
Use the Opéra cake plate to showcase your dessert creations, to present cheeses, and even to keep your fruit on an elegant pedestal.
These are entirely made by hand and each creation is unique. Therefore, there may be a slight variation in color, texture, and size between each piece. On the base of each item, you can feel the pontil mark left by the glassblower’s cane. The presence of this mark indicates that the glass was blown freehand. This is the beauty of handmade.
• Hand-blown using only recycled glass.
• Approximately 14cm high and 7cm wide.
• Size & shape will vary (approximately 1cm-2cm) from piece to piece.
• Colored with all-natural pigments that will never fade, even in the dishwasher.
*Although most of the products are dishwasher safe, we do recommend that you wash them by hand to avoid scratches and to preserve their luster. All plaster and terracotta pieces are not suitable for use with water.