Well, we spent most of the day assembling the Gateau George V. This is a French cake named after an English Monarch. It is made up of layers of Swiss chocolate sponge cake and milk chocolate butter cream. These layers are then sliced and turned vertically and sandwiched between two layers of Devil’s Food chocolate cake. the whole thing is coasted in a thin layer of buttercream and topped with a small amount of chocolate caramel and white chocolate. The cake sides are coated with toasted cake crumbs. It is a pretty involved and amazing cake to make. When we got all done, my teacher told me that it was probably the most difficult cake I would ever make. It is very pretty and sits in beautiful triangles. We actually made four large logs which produced about 50-55 pieces of cake. Here is a side-view……which shows the vertical layers quite well. Assembling these four cakes took much of the day.
We also were able to package and slice the lemon chiffon cake. This is an airy delight and with great lemon curd (pudding) topping.
If those were not enough, then we had time to slip chocolate melt-aways which have yet to be covered with powdered sugar. These are made with powdered sugar and are like a chocolate butter cookie with mini chocolate chips.
It was a full day of baking and assembling. Now a few days off and time for laundry, reading and walking. Have to study some medical books while I am here as well.