Sunday, July 27, 2008

Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream - Daring Bakers




Behold! The first rehearsal before a trip to a barbecue: A wonderful, spongy cake with just the right crunch to it. Yours truly did not torte it properly - was cutting it in half ready for all the trimmings and somehow managed to cut a huge hole in the bottom layer. Emergency action - glob buttercream on the top layer, crumble the bottom layer and sprinkle it on the buttercream, then glob more buttercream and the chocolate ganache on top. The cake was a raving success at the barbecue - trouble is, I did not take a picture of it dressed up. I wanted to make another one for the Challenge so - Round 2:



Behold! Ground hazelnuts and cake flour in my food processor, everything mise en place and the oven heating at 350 degree F - or so I thought. I smelled gas and checked the oven - not a bit of heat! I immediately called the gas company - they tested it out and told me the oven was finished, kaput, had given up the ghost and recommended I get a new one. So much for Round 2. Now the chopped nuts are in my freezer for Round 3, which I will have to post late.

It's really dreadful to be without an oven and I can't wait until I get my new Frigidaire delivered on Thursday 31st.

8 comments:

Ann said...

Hang in there! Kudos to you for being determined toi get it finished!
Ann at Redacted Recipes

Sarah said...

Oh no! Attempting it twice though...that is dedication!

Rigby said...

I admire you for making the cake twice...however, I understand the feeling. I've been tempted to try it again now that I know what to expect....

Michelle said...

WOW...what determination! Hats off to you!

Congrats on the new stove and have fun with it!

Marika said...

Oh no!! I'm so glad everyone is safe, that's the main thing :) AND, now you have a lovely new Frigidaire oven coming, that's so awesome! Kudos to you for being so persistent - in true Daring Baker fashion!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for the very kind comments :) --marika @madcap cupcake

una donna dolce said...

kudos for your determination - can't wait to see it!

Jaime said...

aww that sucks. can't wait to see round 3 though!

Lauren said...

Oh no! At least you have round 3!!