Day Sixty-Three & Sixty-Four

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Sorry, that’s not a great picture to start out with.  Oh, and also, sorry for not posting today!  I was going to but I had a sudden interview for an internship this morning.  It’s something I’m very, very interested in.  I don’t want to get my hopes up though, which I always do.

This passion fruit “curd” mixture tasted delicious.  It’s too loose to be considered a curd.  We folded it into a mixture of Italian meringue and whipped cream.

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We layered the passion fruit mousse in between the coconut dacquoise we baked.

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Oh, we layered the cake with candied pineapple and coconut-rum mousse, too!  I know… doesn’t that sound amazing?  I love all of those tropical flavors.

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We froze the cake after that and moved on to finishing our pistachio dacquoise, layered with passion-apricot gelee, and nougat mousse.  We had to spread a clear glaze on top.  This is my partner, Annie.

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Here it is!  This is a huge cake. 

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The layers. 

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Here’s the finished coconut cake.  We had to spread red, orange, and clear glaze on top.  I think it looks bad because I put too much on top.  It actually looked better in person.  I wish we could have just left it plain. 

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Okay, so I tried both of the cakes and they’re good.  My entire class seemed to really like them.  I’m having this weird issue with the gelatin, though.  I guess I just don’t like the squishy texture of it.  I’m hoping to get over this soon.  Can anyone relate?

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I took a picture of our classroom for you.  It’s a huge kitchen!

We sliced our chocolate biscuit cake and started to assemble. 

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We made a chocolate mousse to go into the rings.

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Then we topped it with chocolate cake.  Then more mousse!  This one is made with hazelnut and pralinette paste.  So it tastes like Nutella without the chocolate.

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Then we added more layers of hazelnut dacquoise.  I’m going to like this cake, I can feel it.  We finish it on Monday.

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And there you go!  The first week of cakes class.  I better get to bed.  I’m having tacos in Wicker Park tomorrow.   LOVE tacos!  Maybe I’ll have a margarita, too.

Love those “hated” desserts in the comments section!  SO funny.  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow!

P.S. Go Cardinals!!

2 comments:

  1. My most hated dessert is Jell-O and my second most hated dessert is anything with coconut, so that first cake would be my Waterloo. But that hazelnut cake looks fabulous--Nutella without the palm oil, right, so it's almost like a 'healthy' version of the spread.

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