Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Strawberries AND Chocolate Coffee Operas!


My modifications were to use hazelnut meal as I already had those in the pantry.
I used a Rosy Levy (Cake Bible) buttercream with strawberry puree as decoration to top it off. I did use the round version (other modification) as an excuse to make my niece’s communion cake. Unfortunately I could only send her the photo as she lives in Melbourne but she did appreciate the thought.


I also decided to make a chocolate version as you’ll see from the pics. Only because hubby preferred it.


There were no problems in assembling the whole thing as I did it in stages and taste wise, though hubby liked the chocolate coffee version, my daughter, mother-in-law and collegues at work enjoyed the paler version.

- Antonietta


Mary said...

so pretty! How did you get the layers so thick?

Dolores said...

The pale version is beautiful... the bright pink strawberries provide a stunning contrast. And I'm with Mary... how'd you produce such thick layers?

Sandicita said...

Both cakes look great! I'm jealous that you got to make the traditional chocolate one too... that's on my list for the near future.