Monday, February 23, 2009



My friend has ordered a cake from me for her boy friend birthday. She has placed the order 2 month ago. Since it is the Korea strawberries season now, I have decided to make "La Fraisier" (Strawberry Gateau).

“Fraisier” is a French word meaning strawberry plant. The classic La Faisier is a cake made with layers of génoise (sponge), crème mousseline (flavored butter cream) and fraises (fresh strawberries), then covered with a thin sheet of marzipan (almond paste). But due to the humid weather in Singapore, it is not advisable to have covered almond paste on top of the cake. In order to keep the cake, we have to stored it in the fridge but almond paste will become moist once it is fridge. Therefore, I have replaced by covering the cake with chocolate ganache instead of marzipan.