Individual Opera Cakes
Hazelnut Jaconde, Coffee Buttercream and Ganache
made for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra's New Years Eve Dinner
This was supposed to be a team effort and then somebody flaked out on me. In 2 days (26 hours on the time clock); I baked 20 sheets of cake, made 50 lbs of coffee buttercream, 35lbs of ganache and assembled 204 of these little monsters. I went home sticky & cranky but feeling like I had won a major war. The day of the BQT I ganached them, piped on the treble clef signs and pretty much plopped down for a nap. I did have help plating them during which Cook Flaky tried to take credit for making them. Before I could hiss, bare my teeth or pounce 2 people loudly and forcefully declared this false. I just love it when your people got your back, dont you?