27 May 2010

May 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge - Piece Montée

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

13 comments:

chef_d said...

Looks yummy, I used caramel glaze and burned some fingers too. Great job!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Very nicely done. Love it!

Kiwi Cakes said...

a pic of your wedding tower!

Kiwi Cakes said...

That was supposed to be - "show us a pic of oyur wedding tower

Wic said...

burned finger aside ( I too did that part of the challenge) it looks delicious and I think you did amazing in this months challenge.

Renata said...

Your Pièce Montée looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your wedding cake pic!

zita said...

Great pics... and the caramel glaze look super delish :)

zita said...

Great pics... and the caramel glaze look super delish :)

bcswerit said...

Congratulations on getting through this challenge, I can empathise with the barriers you faced. Hope your counts are bouncing back!

Ruth H. said...

Your croquembouche is wonderful, your wedding tower was beautiful, and you are a hero! Thank you for baking with us and showing jsut how strong you really are! I am sure I am not alone in saying we are cheering for you, in the kitchen and out!

Kiwi Cakes said...

YUMMO!

PaisleyJade said...

Yuuuummmm! I've seen them on t.v. and always wanted to taste one!! Well done.

Baking Addict said...

Great job on the challenge. Love the spun sugar. Your wedding tower looks amazing!