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.