Day two of the cake preperation.... genache!
I knew when I embarked on this project I would be reminded of skills that time long forgot. That's why I started with this cake. It's not for a special occasion and no one is paying me for it, so I can make as many mistakes as I like. I was very liberal with the mistakes today...
This is wrong wrong wrong.
And that's only the half of it. My bottom tier is a mass of broken cake which I have glued together with lots and lots of genache. I didn't take a photo because I was too busy sticking it all together. But it's ok, I will invest in the appropriate tools to do a better job next time. We learn and grow, learn and grow!
Anyway, after much cutting and pasting I have 2 tiers which vaguely resemble actual cakes, and I'm enjoying my next job:
Tomorrow we'll see if it all comes together...