May 28, 2008
Daring Bakers: Orange, Elderberry White Chocolate Opera
This month's challenge is hosted by the founders Lia from La Mia Cucina and Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice, co-hosted by Shea from Whiskful and Fran from Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie. The challenge is Opera cake, but not the traditional with coffee and dark chocolate, but any ingredients that are light-coloured and makes us feel the spring. As it was my birthday cake I deciced to decorate it with my favourite flower the lilac, as these are edible. For the flavouring I used orange and elderberry. My first DB Challenge was the Party Cake and there I screwed up the buttercream. This time it was really good and I loved its orange flavour. However as my baking form was too big the cream was almost not enough, I should have doubled it. I still have problems with white chocolate so the glaze was not nice at all and the joconde got also too brown. Do not forget to check out all those great daring bakers out there! The Double DB is also completed: croissants.