Saturday, April 7, 2012
97/99: Le Succés
This one was definitely not a success right away.
The cake itself was easy. I don't even know if I would call it a cake. To me it was more like a meringue cookie or something.
First you process the almonds:
Then its seven egg whites meringue time:
Plus the nut mixture:
Then you make your own stencil for piping the batter:
Cook it and it's done!
For some reason the ganache got to me though. I didn't have creme fraiche so I just doubled up on heavy cream thinking that every single ganache I've made for rose is made entirely of heavy cream so substituting could not be a bad thing.
It never thickened.
So at 10 pm after trying to doctor it up, I dashed to wal-mart to buy some new ingredients to make a different ganache.
As you could tell it ended up working- and honestly if that's the only thing that went wrong today in the 7 cake marathon then I'm doing pretty good.
Can't wait to taste it tomorrow to see if the ganache works with it or not!