Monday, May 4, 2015

Menchie’s Froyo Cake

Fro-yo girl here. I’ve been longing for a froyo cake for years but so few places have them. That might be about to change. Menchie’s University in Encino, CA is currently offering ready-made and custom froyo cakes. They come in one size that feeds 10-12 people. A cake is $24.99.

To build your own froyo cake, you choose a base (chocolate cake, vanilla cake or waffle crisp), two froyo flavors (the selection depends on what’s in store), toppings (these go inside your cake) and decorations. They have a library of cake images to choose from (including designs that feature Menchie and his Sweet Friends) or if you email a picture, they can put it on your cake. You can also add sprinkles to your cake. They’re testing adding colors to the frosting. The standard color is white and it tastes like a whipped and sweet. It’s not a buttercream frosting or whipped cream. The flavor is mild.

The froyo cake came in a cute Menchie’s box with a sticker. The sticker had a survey URL; take the survey and get $5 worth of free froyo.

The cake had Mud Pie and Peanut Butter froyo, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and chocolate cake. The chocolate cake was dense and not dry. The frozen yogurt was pretty solid but the frosting was very soft. It took a little effort to slice and serve the cake. In terms of taste, it wasn’t a surprise since I’ve had those flavors before and the firmness of the frozen yogurt worked well in cake form. The Reese’s Peanut Butter cups overpowered the Mud Pie froyo flavor though. I might prefer froyo cake without toppings in the middle.Mudslide, peanut butter, chocolate cake, Reese’s PB cups,

Menchie’s University is the training center for new Menchie’s franchisees and it’s your regular looking froyo shop that’s open to the public. It’s the place where new products are tested and where they have events like the Nutella preview event, froyo cake tasting event and coffee testing.

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

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1 comment:

Deborah Sierra said...

Hi, just wanted to say I have been to the Menchies Training Center as well. I am a Menchies franchise owner in Texas and thrilled that you liked the cakes, they are really catching on and we are discovering new combinations all the time! I am a bit concerned though, to why you described this flagship store as just a usual froyo shop when they have a party room, outdoor seating patio with heaters and there was much thought put into the layout and design of Menchies stores in general! We all wish our stores could be as elaborate as that one! Menchies has a mission and soul behind the company and strives to be a Happy place to have you visit!
Also, some froyo trivia, of all the froyo out there, Menchies has a "proprietary" blend of fresh, non rSPB milk direct from the local dairy farm in CA. Next time you go to the Menchies, take a better look around at all the detail and design concept and enjoy your fresh and healthy mix! With Smiles, Deborah