I loved the film for being witty, fast, full of surprises, romantic, fictive and real and compassionate on a profound level. Of course great music, an excellent cast and the most amazing settings weren't doing any harm either.
In the film they have this sweet little cake tower called the courtesan au chocolat, it pops every so often throughout the whole film. I had never seen such a construction and of course it moved right on my mental checklist of "things to recreate at home". And the cute pink Mendl box!
With compliments of Mr. Mendl: the Courtesan au Chocolat
With compliments of Living in Dresden: the courtesan au Bisquit