Wednesday, December 9, 2009

the phantom of the opera....

no, not really. just opera cake!!!

today I embarked on a two day event known as the phantom of the opera cake!

its a lovely cake - 7 beautiful layers!

and its one inch high.

talk about miniature dessert.

I started making the cake today and assembled up until the sixth layer.

pictures tomorrow when complete!

Tuesday was a huge turnaround from Monday - I went into class with a new attitude and a new ambition.

Results:

Langues Du Chat:
literally "cats tongue"

five langues du chat

langues du chat

Milano Cookies:
langues du chat with orange chocolate in between.

stacked milano

Pate a Choux Swans:
filled with vanilla bean pastry cream & creme chantilly.

pate a choux swans

pate a choux swan line up

So tonight, Charles and I made Gumbo!!
Fantastic Gumbo!

this was pre 6 hour simmer.


chicken - sausage - venison - okra - tomato - green pepper - onion
and the perfect blend of spice


and to end a short post:

joy

merry christmas

2 comments:

A.R.Williams said...

I can't wait to see your PTO cake. The things you create are absolutely beautiful!

Sarah Lewis said...

I am looking forward to seeing the final result as well - thing was a beast to assemble.

Thank you!!