The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. To view the recipe click here.
I did it! I baked something, finally!
I really really wanted to do this challenge, as it was what Owen and I had at our wedding for our cake. Although the one we had was HUGE and super amazing delicious. It was filled with the most gorgeous chocolate mousse and then dipped in chocolate - white, milk and dark. Man that was good.
The one I made today however was dainty and simple. Pretty much all I'm capable of right now!
Unfortunately for me I was just too hasty in the sugar department and burnt my finger. And now I'm hoping mum doesn't read this and ring up and tell me off!
My contribution this month is a chocolate crème patissiere croquembouche with a sugar syrup. Considering the injury I caused myself I should have stuck to a chocolate glaze instead. Oh well. Maybe next time.
Update: Sandra, due to your request I've included our wedding pic. xx