Amber from Eau Claire, WI (2018 Week 9: Patisserie)




Eau Claire, WI

Baking Challenge

Petits Fours

Have fun giving your creation a name and please describe your recipe.

Summer in Wisconsin Petit Fours – I started with a simple pound cake baked in a 9"x13" pan. I then divided the cake into three equal pieces for my three flavors.
First flavor was Chocolate Raspberry. I torted the cake into three layers; the first layer had raspberry preserves, and the second layer had chocolate frosting. I cut into rounds and dipped in pourable fondant glaze.
Second flavor was Cookies & Cream: I torted the cake into two layers with a cream cheese and crushed Oreo filling, cut into squares and dipped in a pourable fondant glaze with cookie crumbs.
Third flavor was Lemon Berry: I torted the cake into two layers and filled with summer berry preserves and lemon buttercream. It was then cut into squares and dipped in pourable fondant glaze.

Tell us about your creation's final texture after baking. Are you happy with it?

I liked the cake, but the pourable fondant glaze gave me trouble and the finished product didn’t turn out like I imagined. These were a lot of work!

Detail how you added a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or presentation.

The chocolate raspberry took inspiration from the Wisconsin Badgers with a red/white marble glaze and a chocolate Wisconsin.

The cookies & cream took inspiration from Wisconsin dairy cows with the black and white.

The lemon berry took inspiration from a summer day in Wisconsin picking berries in the sun.

How did you do?

Feeling humbled.