Saturday, August 9, 2008

Testing, testing (cakes that is)

I am getting married in about 5 weeks (coming up fast!) and have this crazy idea that I should make my own wedding cake. I have been testing recipes, or I should say I tested one recipe so far. I made a banana cake with a chocolate mousse layer and a chocolate ganache. The mousse turned out great, the gananche tasted a bit like cheap chocolate (it was) and the never-fail banana bread recipe I used was a bit heavy for a cake. I will try it again with a lighter cake recipe. Any recipe suggestions?

Tomorrow I am going to make a lemon cake with a raspberry mousse and a lemon butter cream frosting. I will write more about the frosting later, let's just say it was WAY more complicated than any frosting I have ever made. Basically it entailed making a custard and adding butter. Then making a merengue, then mixing them together. I am not sure if I did it right, but it tastes great! The raspberry mousse is made with gelatin and whipped cream and tastes good, but is not so spreadable. So we will see. I will try to remember to post pictures before it is assembled and devoured.

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