Pastry Course Day Twenty-one: 3D decorative sponge cake and fruit bavarois

by Rachel on 23/04/2012

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cakies' pastry challenge

The 21st day of the course was also the first day of the fourth module. The fourth module is all about basic pastry techniques. I do think I kind of like these type of modules the best. I love to experiment with flavours etc.!

On this day we learned how to create a decorative sponge cake using a 3D mat. Decorative sponge cake is a thin light piece of cake that you can, for example, place at the side of a nice bavarois. Using a special mat you can give your sponge a 3D effect. It was really fun to do. As always, it may seem a piece of cake (no pun intended), but you always end up working on it for a lot longer than you initially anticipated!

3D decorative sponge cake

3D decorative sponge cake

The bavarois (aka Bavarian cream) we made was a nice fruit bavarois, good basic recipe for me to develop even further and create my own recipe from (which, I of course will share on the site!).

I was really happy with the endresult and the flavour was pretty good as well!

One large fruit bavarois

One large fruit bavarois

 

Fruit bavarois close-up

Fruit bavarois close-up

 

Four small fruit bavarois

Four small fruit bavarois

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