Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Daring Bakers - May -Opera Cake


This month's recipe was defiantly daring. This month's challenge is an Opera Cake, brought to us by none other than the Daring Bakers founders, Ivonne, of Cream Puffs in Venice, and Lis, of La Mia Cucina. And since the group is so large now, there are two more helpers - Fran of Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie and Shea at Whiskful. To make it even a little more Daring no dark colors was allowed. This is a cake of many parts, joconde (cake), soaking syrup, buttercream, ganache, mousse, and glaze.

Everything but the glaze worked for me this time. I went with Strawberry and lime as the flavors; Strawberry syrup, lime buttercream, strawberry mousse and strawberry glaze. This was a 2 day processes. Finding a strawberry mousse recipe that did not use gelatin took a while. I went with strawberry's because they where on sale. They also helped make it not to sweet, without them it would have been just a little bit to much.

To see even more versions of this cake just visit the Daring Bakers'. There are some very cool cakes out there.




10 comments:

giz said...

Thanks for stopping by - your cake looks so interesting - I probably could have benefited by using more color. My flavor was simple - lemon and white chocolate.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Strawberries would have tasted great with this and yes I imagine would cut a bit of the sweetness of the overall cake. Great job facing the challenge!

Heather said...

Great flavors! Your cake looks delicious!

Engineer Baker said...

Strawberry and lime - yum!

rainbowbrown said...

I love the idea of strawberries in this cake. A bite of fresh fruit occasionally would really lighten it up I bet.

Bumblebutton said...

Nice flavor combo--it reminds me how much I love fresh strawberries in lime juice, drizzled with honey!

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

I will have to try strawberries and lime juice, it just happen to have some left over.

Christine said...

Your flavor combos sound delicious and strawberry adds so much color, mine was white! Great job!

ostwestwind said...

A great combination of flavours and the strawberries brought the colour!

Great result

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Dolores said...

Defiantly daring... I love it. Beautiful cake. Wonderfully seasonal flavor combination.