It's official! I graduated from Intermediate Patisserie last Thursday. My favorite Chef JJ on the left and the very attractive Chef Caals on the right.
For my final exam, I made a Vanilla and Wild Strawberry Treasure, this photo is from when I made for the first time in class. No photos allowed during the exam. It is a dacquoise base, wild strawberry mousse interior with berries hidden inside, then a layer of chiboust cream, burned with a torch and decorated with strawberries. Even though we call it the "Boob Cake." I did hold off from putting a sliced berry on the very top for the sake of propriety!
For the technical portion of the exam, we all had to write "Opera" with chocolate on a cardboard square. Here are some photos of my practicing, it was a sad waste of very good chocolate.