Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream

It's that time of the month again - and the DB task this time is a Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream cake by Carol Walter.





Other than the slight panicky moment when the buttercream would not come together (this was fixed with a little bit of heat), the cake was relatively easy to whip up, having had some experience with Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake. And yes, it did involve a fair bit of creamin' and whippin' and my arm's still aching! I know I know, the call to get an electric mixer is getting ever stronger and resistance could be futile if I continue baking at this rate?



Anyway, shall keep this post short and sweet. Thanks to Chris of Mele Cotte for picking July's DB challenge! :) The recipe can be found at her blog!


PS: My darling boy got me a cookbook by Natalie Beauvais on Bretonne cuisine. I've already dog-earred several recettes! Trop Mad!

16 comments:

Chris said...

Looks delish! Thanks for a job well done!

Ann said...

Great job!

Ann at Redacted Recipes

Shellyfish said...

This looks so good! What a wonderful job.

Y said...

You whipped it all by hand? You must have arms to steel!!

Passionate About Baking said...

WOW...I love the look of your cake! You should seriously get a electric beater...elbow grease don't last forever!! LOL!! Bretonne cuisine...WHERE'S THAT FROM??? Sorry, if I sound like I've been living under a rock...Ciao

Lina said...

I love your layers! Your cake looks like a burst of flavor!

PAT A BAKE said...

Looks pretty cool ! Gr8 job.

Heather said...

how pretty! this looks like you'll have a good time polishing it off ;)

Aparna said...

That's a lovely cake.
You actually whipped that up by hand? You deserve a medal.

Cynthia said...

yeah the dragonboating must help! *chuckle* just feel a little sorry for my neighbour who lives above the kitchen ;p

Cynthia said...

Btw, bretonne cuisine refers to food from Bretagne (northwest tip of France!)

una donna dolce said...

why does your look so yummy? Are there cookies in the topping? Something chocolate I suspect...

Cynthia said...

hehe well it's actually a cover up for a mistake! i decided to go for a 'bedhead' look after my cake-decorating went a bit haywire. The choc looking bits are actually praline crumbs sprinkled all over!

Lauren said...

Ooo, your cake looks great!!

BitterSweet said...

Oh how beautiful! I love you cake, and everything else you've posted about recently; I'm definitely adding your blog to my feed reader. :)

Cynthia said...

lauren and bittersweet:
thanks u both! glad to hear you like it! hee.