Student Diary: Advanced Pastry Arts, Day 14
(This was one of my favorites, and I told its baker that it's the kind of cake I'd want at my own wedding. It reminds me of my pastillage friandise.)
(This cake's baker was a trouper--his friend accidentally drove off with all of his decorations, so he just decorated from scratch.)
My team for this project really rocked it, if I do say so myself. Here are my two teammates' cakes:
Elegant and simple, just like my partner!
He called it The Sea of Chocolate! It was so awesomely tall and beautiful!
And this was mine, which doesn't look anything like a traditional wedding cake, using Colette Peters' stained glass method for the bottom tier, painting the top tier, and topping it off with pieces I made with sugar:
I couldn't finish in class, so this is what Chef had to photograph. I was determined to get it home and get at least a little more work done before calling it.
There were a few mishaps with bumped-off gel patches on the way home, but the cake survived mostly intact. I wasn't sure if I should put the sugar bowl "moon" on top.
Then I wasn't sure if I should put the LED under the moon.
I like it!
The next day, after some sleep, I finished it more by filling in the bottom of the bottom tier and darkening the colors of the top tier.
Tonight's my final and last class!