Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'll bake my cakes and eat them, too

So I totally forgot to post pictures of the entremets that I made two weeks ago! They're basically like layered cakes:

Opera - the traditional favorite with layers of coffee-soaked cake, chocolate ganache, and coffee buttercream... time consuming and difficult yet sophisticated

Feuille d'Automne - thick chocolate mousse layer between cooked meringue discs, covered in and decorated with chocolate leaves (above pic - how to make the leaves / below pic - how the leaves are arranged)...

... probably one of my favorites that week

Succes - praline buttercream sandwiched between two almond biscuits... simple and chewy

Forêt noire - chocolate genoise between layers of chocolate mousse and whipped cream, dotted throughout with Griottine cherries (cherries macerated in Kirsch)... impressive, but not my favorite

three of the five final pieces together (l-r: feuille d'automne, succes, forêt noire)

Giverny - pistachio bavarois and raspberry mousse layered deliciousness surrounded by a wall of ladyfingers... a perfect summer delight

sampler dessert for the weekend.

Bon appetit!


  1. wonderful blog! I am going to apply for next year Feb so your blog really is very helpful.


  2. Gorgeous pictures! Ling, I love living vicariously through you and your culinary adventures! :)