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jennlt

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So...cake. I am sadly not gifted photographer but you get the gist of it.

It's four layers of chocolate Genoise sponge, German chocolate buttercream (whip butter, add stiff custard or pastry creme...ratio is 250 g butter to custard from 500 ml milk, to that I added 50 g of melted dark chocolate), ganache drip.

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The cake is absolutely spectacular! German buttercream sounds delicious, too. Your relatives are so lucky to have you baking for them. My relatives get a tasty cake but it's very basic looking. Luckily for me, they have low standards :P
 

bellecate

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So...cake. I am sadly not gifted photographer but you get the gist of it.

It's four layers of chocolate Genoise sponge, German chocolate buttercream (whip butter, add stiff custard or pastry creme...ratio is 250 g butter to custard from 500 ml milk, to that I added 50 g of melted dark chocolate), ganache drip.

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Wow! :loveeyes: I’ll hobble right over.
 
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Mrs.Hermess

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Looks great! What are you serving it with?

I have four family birthdays coming up, two in August and two in September. Planning the cakes but it is awfully hot...not only is turning on the oven a bad idea, I've had buttercream melt on me before as I can't cool down the kitchen enough. So we'll see how the weather develops.
Hi! Since it was my first try I only made the pavlova. Otherwise would probably be great with blueberry curd. I live in a hot and humid climate so baking can be very trying.

The pavlova was tasty - I didn’t keep it in the oven for several hours as suggested. It was firm and crispy.

I am looking forward to seeing your cakes as every dessert you post always look so appetizing and beautiful ❤️
 
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Mrs.Hermess

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So first birthday person loves a sheet cake called Donauwelle (Danube Wave) or Schneewittchenkuchen (Snow White Cake) - marbled cake, cherries, German buttercream (custard-based) and dark chocolate. I plan to make it into a semi-naked layer cake.

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It looks amazing and I’m sure it tasted excellent. I love every single type of custard — with dark chocolate must be perfection.
 
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