Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Taste of Light: Opéra Cake


This month's Daring Bakers challenge is hosted by DB founders Lis and Ivonne, and two newer members Fran and Shea. It is dedicated to Barbara of winosandfoodies.com. Barbara is the force behind the food blog event called 'A Taste of Yellow' that supports the LiveSTRONG foundation started by Lance Armstrong. And this year's LiveStrong Day happens to be on May.

The challenge was to make an Opera Cake, and no, it not your typical chocolate/coffee Opera, but a light-colored cake. We were forbidden to use any dark flavors or ingredients, therefore I decided to make an almond cake with toffee syrup, whipped dulce de leche butter cream and white chocolate ganache. (I omitted the mousse )

Click here for the original recipe.

Very time consuming but definitely worth the effort! =p

Here are some shots from my 2 day opera adventure! (^_^)



18 comments:

Renee said...

Dulce de Leche - great choice. I love the caramel combination. I'll bet it tasted wonderful.

Shannon said...

I love caramel! That sounds like it was fabulous.

It's Me, Krystle :) said...

Your opera cake looks wonderful!! Great job on the challenge. I am a first time daring baker and this was a tough cake :) but a good one, and your's only inspires me to try again!

giz said...

The caramel combo is gorgeous - your cake looks totally perfect - in 5 years I'm sure I'll get there. Great job.

Christine said...

Great choice of combos! Your pics are amazing and your cake looks delish!

PAT A BAKE said...

Wow..oh la la...cool looking Opera Cake. Pictures were gr8. Do visit my blog tooo

Venus ~ Vi said...

That picture with the dripping glaze got me drooling right now~

Caramel is a fantastic choice! Love the gooseberries too! It is sad that I can't find them at my local markets ;(

June said...

Looks great! I bet that dulce de leche buttercream was delicious!

Barbara said...

This sounds fabulous. Dulche con leche. oh yummy.

Lunch Buckets said...

Love the plated slice - beautiful!

STRaWBeRRy said...

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING... and i didnt have a taste of that , ur sooooo gona bake it again ... :p

francijn said...

Wow, I love your pictures! Especially the one with five pieces of cake & its shadows. Good!

TaLi_LaDy said...

MASHALLA... amazing! am speechless... but i honestly cant DARE to do it cause i know it will never EVER be as close as your perfect outcome MASHALLA.

Barbara said...

That looks so good! Great job.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous pics! That last one could be in a cookbook.

Shari said...

I added some dulce de leche to mine too. Your pics are amazing!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Jj said...

Excellent job on the cake!

Anonymous said...

This looks so delicious! Can you please share the recipe you used?
Thank you.