What a week! Other than that I was helping a friend with fashion styling for a photo shoot for her upcoming online boutique, I was the hostess for a friend’s birthday dinner party and for a fundraising dinner to benefit the victims of the China Earthquake, and I also managed to squeeze in the time to make the 2 cakes for a friend’s engagement party! I am so exhausted!
I got a headache just from trying to figure out the type of cakes that I should make and how to decorate them! I made two cakes because the number of guests doubled and one is just not enough. So what did I come up with? Drum roll please…..Strawberry Mascarpone Mousse Cake and Fraisier! This is my very 1st time making both and I am glad they turned out okay (thank goodness!) =)
So let’s start with the 1st cake should we? The main cake is Strawberry Mascarpone Mousse cake; made up of a layer of almond sponge (joconde) with a spread of rose jam/preserve, a 5-inch mascarpone mousse core, strawberry mousse, wrapped with ladyfingers/savoiardi, tied together with a red ribbon and topped with lots of summer fruits! The supporting cake is a fraisier! It is made up of a layer of almond sponge with a spread of rose jam/preserve, a layer of crème patisserie, fresh strawberries (marinated in vanilla syrup), another layer of syrup moisten almond sponge, crème chantilly and decorated with strawberries and gold leaf!
The weather was like 80 degree and the location of the engagement party was an hour drive away (on freeway) so I was worried that the cakes will melt on the way there. Nevertheless, they made it there in good condition and I so relieved! The cakes were well received and I was overwhelmed by the number of people who asked where my patisserie was located =)
The day was so tight that I didn’t really get to spend much time taking pictures of the cakes :( This is the best that I can do! I hope you guys enjoy them as much as the people at the party~
p.s. Dear June babies, your birthday sweet post is near completion. Please enjoy these cakes while I work on the story =)
過去的一個星期忙瘋了>。< 朋友要在網上開店了﹐所以幫她的店的宣傳照做了一組fashion styling。還有為朋友的生日爬地和一個為四川地震募款的餐會做搞手。我嫌自己不夠忙還答應朋友做蛋糕做為她的訂婚禮物﹗為什麼要兩個蛋糕呢? 因為她低估了應邀的賓客人數@@" 既然答應了也只好硬著頭皮上了﹗
第一個是Strawberry Mascarpone Mousse ~ 草莓馬斯卡朋慕斯 - 由塗了玫瑰果醬的杏仁蛋糕底﹐輕滑mascarpone慕斯夾心﹐清爽草莓慕斯﹐& ladyfinger蛋糕圍邊組合而成。輕又綿的口感。滑潤濃厚的馬斯卡朋慕斯﹐和草莓慕斯的酸味真是絕妙的搭配調和。
第二個就是Fraisier ~ 法式經典草莓蛋糕 - 由塗了玫瑰果醬的杏仁蛋糕底﹐一層crème patisserie﹐稍微浸泡過香草糖漿的草莓﹐杏仁蛋糕片﹐最後塗上一層crème chantilly﹗很優雅的甜點。充滿草莓芳香的蛋糕~
蛋糕是在搶的情況下全部給吃光了。還有不停的有人找我拿卡片及問我的店在那裡 ^O^ 超開心感動的~~~~~~~可惜當天時間太趕了以至沒能好好的給它們拍照留念。我拍到的只有這些~
Strawberries from my garden! I used them to decorate the cakes^^ 我是用這些自家種的草莓來裝飾蛋糕的~