The last day of mousse cakes! We sprayed the the tops of our raspberry silk cakes with cocoa butter and food coloring.
The layers are white chocolate mousse, raspberry gelee, chocolate hazelnut crunch, and almond dacquoise. This was my favorite cake we made in the two weeks of cakes class. It was really, really good.
On Friday, I took home some of the raspberry cakes, and this chocolate caramel cake. It has layers of chocolate streusel, chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, caramel cremeux, and dark chocolate glaze.
This one is still sitting in the freezer at school. It’s chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, hazelnut crunch, and vanilla cremeux. The glaze is milk chocolate.
We had extra time so we made apple turnovers using leftover puff pastry.
Everything we bake at at school is this color. When your pastry is dark golden brown, just about to burn, you pull it out of the oven. French brown.
Now it’s time for a new week in school! I’m excited. Can you guess what we’re doing next??
Ericcakes and I spent time at the lake this weekend. He did some fishing and I did some reading. Fall in Chicago is beautiful!
A lot of the boats in the harbor are starting leave.
I love living so close to the lake!
I’m going to turn this into a postcard. Let me know if you want one. Wink.
I don’t think you can tell, but I dyed my hair close to its natural color. It feel so dark to me! I do like it, though. I got my hair cut, too, and now it’s quite a bit shorter. No comment on the haircut.
We also shopped for winter coats. I want the warmest coat possible for under $100.
Is this too extreme? Aren’t Chicago winters supposed to be terrible?