I met the birthday girl in May of this year and she immediately started planning what cake she wanted and it took her until September to decide on this design. The unicorn horn and ears are made from fondant but everything else on this one is buttercream!
One of the instructions I was given was to make sure there were lots of buttercream rosettes so all of her friends could have some. I suspect they didn't run short on buttercream!!
I was lucky enough to spend three days training with one of the best! Over the three days, we learned lots about baking, chocolate making and mirror glaze! The days were long and I found the course challenging. I'm not used to being on my feet all day so my back and feet hurt quite a lot. The room was freezing cold to make sure the chocolate would temper too. All that being said, I'm grateful to have had the opportunity and I learned so, so much over the days of the course.
I've been watching Ksenia Penkina on Instagram in amazement for a few years but seeing it in person is much better. This one with the gold leaf may be one of my favorite mirror glaze cakes ever!
These three cakes were part of the presentation table at the end of the three day class. I can't wait to try one of the donut cakes (like the pink one) at home!
I believe I did the mirror glaze on this cake :) It's topped with a chocolate sphere.
These are some of the chocolates we made during the class. The colors were incredible in the chocolate and the shine on them was amazing. They tasted spectacular too! The exotic caramel with banana and coconut was my favorite!
This was a pistachio calamansi entremets containing pistachio matcha mousse, sour calamansi cream, pistachio waffle crisp, and pistachio dacquoise.
This beautiful creation is dark chocolate & hazelnut dacquoise, cocoa nib crunch, coffee namalaka, and hazelnut mousse.
This entremet had a joconde base, almond crumble, kiwi jelly, soft cream and mango mousse.
The finished presentation table was so festive and I also loved the decorations on the chandeliers!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!