In June I posted a blog about which cake to bake for A.’s first birthday.
I thought I shared the result with you. As strawberries are in season, and A. loves them (who doesn’t?), I chose a traditional French birthday cake “Le Fraisier”.
The biscuit was nice and airy. The filling – a creme mousseline – was a first time for me, but the result was great. It’s much lighter than a creme patisserie. I can definitely recommend using the creme mousseline instead. Traditionally the recipe is covered with marzipan. But during the chopping of the almonds the food processor crashed – omitting the option marzipan. The give a bit of crunch to the cake, and as we had plenty of almonds laying around, the marzipan was switched for roasted almonds. A very nice alternative!