Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Sooo... This mounth challenge was a Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream from the book "Great Cakes" by Carol Walter, this mounth host was Chris from Mele Cotte, you can find the recipe in her blog.
This time i decided that i wanted to go out of line and not make exactelly the recipe as it says... Inside the rules, of course, so... instead of hazelnuts as the recipe called for i used macadamia and instead of the buttercream that the recipe called, a Swiss one, i decide to use a White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream from "The Cake Bible", and well for the first time i really enjoyed buttercream, i always find them to butterry.
And i can honestylly say that i really liked the cake, when i first saw the challenge i tought, cake with buttercream? can i take it again?? and well this time i could.
I think the true challenge this mounth was to make praline... i don't really make it often and don't have much practice and the way that the recipe where it gave me butterflys on my bally, but every think ended up going really well as you can see.
And here is the final product.
Check out the DB's blogroll to see the master picies that my fellow bakers have created.
See you next mounth.


Chris said...

Macadamias and White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream? Mila, that's brilliant! :) looks wonderful.

Ann said...

Wonderful flavor variations!

genkitummy said...

mmm...white chocolate cream cheese buttercream sounds delightful! I like your addision of raspberries too!

Angie said...

OH MY GOODNESS that looks good!! Great job! Will you be trying it again? :)

Christina said...

Your gateau looks wonderful! I especially like the adaption of macadamias.

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Stephanie said...

Love the flavor combinations!

Nice job on the cake.

Lauren said...

Good for you for stepping out of the box! I did macadamia nuts as well, they were amazing, and the White Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream makes my mouth water just thinking about it!