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Thursday, March 10, 2011

森の光 - Light in the Forest

This is by far the most time-consuming cake I have ever made. It took me about 3-4 days to finish this cake. Well, of course if you have lots of time you can finish making this cake in a day, but I still have to go to lab during the day so I can only bake after I come home. Usually, my patience ran out and I just assembled everything together hastily. This time I tried to be patient and put the components carefully together to make a nice neat cake. I'm glad to say that my hard work actually paid off :D I love love love the result! The components tasted really good together, too bad the cake was still rather frozen when everyone tried it so the flavors were not as pronounced. I liked that it was not too sweet, but some of my friends told me it was not sweet at all. Again, probably it had something to do with it being slightly frozen. The cake composed of matcha sponge cake, azuki bean mousse, peach gelee, matcha cream, black rice macarons, black sesame crumbles, and white chocolate decoration. Phewww, now you understand why it was sooo time-consuming. The idea of this cake came up when I was browsing through www.parispatisseries.com and found this cake called Bamboo by Sadaharu Aoki. I thought the decoration was so simple yet very elegant and pretty. I wanted to make something like that and changed it a little bit to my own taste. Of course, my creation was not as refined as the master chef's, but still I'm very satisfied with it :) Oh btw, I named it "Light in the Forest" because the outer decor was like a bamboo forest (drawings on the macarons and the white chocolate decoration) with gravels (black sesame crumbles), then when you cut the cake there was the bright yellow peach gelee that resembled a ray of sunlight in the middle of the forest :D Maybe it is a little bit cheesy, but I don't care, hahaha..
 
This month's mac attack is about sugar and spice. I wasn't sure whether this cake fitted into the category,  the cake did have peach in it but the macarons did not. Well, they were black rice macarons, but rice is not a spice nor a fruit right? I tried posting my entry anyway and got approval from the blog creators  yeayyyy thank you sooo much Jamie and Deeba =D Anw, I took tons of pictures of this cake just because I spent so much time on it that I wanted to capture every angle, lol. Ok, pics are below, if you want the recipe just comment or message me because if I post it here it will be a mile long ^^

14 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! Wow! I would never have the patience for something this complicated but boy oh boy the effort must really be worth it! What fabulous flavors and perfect confection. Yay you!

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  2. Gosh this is perfection. hats off to you Miel for attempting something so laborious and complicated & then pulling it off so beautifully. It's a piece of art, and I love the cross section too.

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  3. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :)

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  4. This is beautiful! I LOVE IT!

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  5. This is just incredible. What an intense labor of baking love. Wow. Love the bamboo forest.

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    1. gu thẩm mỹ hiện đại là trường phái ưa thích, bao gồm do go noi that , do go noi that phong khach , do go noi that nha bep , do go noi that phong ngu ... để nhận ra style này, màu xám hay màu gỗ nguyên từ cây là sáng tạo làm đẹp được áp dụng. các thành phần nội thất ưa thích trong các gian phòng này là mau ghe sofa phong khach , tu phong ngu , giuong ngu , một số màu sơn như màu xám, nâu, đen hoặc màu sắc có liên quan đến màu tối để những người có thể tạo điểm đặc biệt hoành tráng. phát minh làm đẹp bằng gỗ xuất hiện trong noi that van phong vì họ thấy rằng nó sẽ khiến nhà hàng trông sạch sẽ và tươi sáng, tạo nên nét duyên dáng đặc biệt trong diện tích học tập riêng của từng người. sat my thuat , gia cong sat , gia cong inox

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  6. GORGEOUS! I am so inspired by your cake!

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  8. "The cake composed of matcha sponge cake, azuki bean mousse, peach gelee, matcha cream, black rice macarons, black sesame crumbles, and white chocolate decoration."

    That is lot of stuff going into one incredibly beautiful cake !

    As Deeba rightly says a piece of art and out of the world beautiful art requires lots of consistent working and patience !!

    WOW !!!!

    P.S. please excuse the exclamations, this is the first time that I am seeing such incredibly beautiful and amazing looking cake made at home.

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  9. Such a beautiful work of art - I love it!

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  10. to call you an artist is an understatement!! WOW!

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  11. Wow wow and wow! You really truly are a cake artist! Love your description of how the gelee is like a ray of sunlight in the forest :D

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  12. Simply stunning! I'm sure it was delicious too. Love the exotic flavour combinations. Azuki bean mousse, peach gelee, and matcha cream sounds heavenly!

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  13. Time consuming but beautifully artistic! All the flavors sound delicious and exotic. Well worth the effort--especially for the lucky people who get to eat your cake and macarons!

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