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MarilynFL

Here's a technique that I want to learn--he uses it quite often

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Posted to Thread #12391 at 6:50 pm on Oct 25, 2008

...making horizontal, vertical, and diagonal strips:
<a href="http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/Finer_Kitchens/?action=view&current=StripedCake.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g166/Finer_Kitchens/StripedCake.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

This striping technique involves "cigarette paste" (butter + sugar + egg white + flour + coloring tint) and a thin cake batter.

The colored paste is thinly spread on a piece of Silpat. Then it is "combed" to "remove" stripes of color and chilled. Then a thin layer of giocanda batter (something like a genoise or sponge cake) is spread over the colored strips, filling in the missing spaces. It's baked and then portions of it are cut to line the perimeters of cake pans.

Typically, round layers of other baked cake and mousse filling are stacked inside.

[By the way, that carnation in the middle is pure chocolate.]


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