Flourless chocolate mint-caramel custom cake request

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by Jack Spelman, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Jack Spelman

    Jack Spelman

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    Hi, I have a cake request for a birthday in about a week which is puzzling me a little bit, I'm not a professional so perhaps there will be a quick answer to this. Basically they want some interpretation of this into baked form:
    (The mint royale from hotel chocolat for anyone who doesn't want to click the link)

    So my thoughts are currently leaning towards a flourless chocolate sponge with coconut caramel topping (à la Ottolenghi's sticky fig pudding)

    Im just trying to picture the best way of covering the mint cream, I want it to be soft and smooth and distinct from but complimentary to the caramel, being more than just a minty pile of sugar.
    Any ideas for how to approach this are much appreciated.
  2. Innocuous Lemon

    Innocuous Lemon

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    fair bit
    a swiss meringue buttercream doctored with a little mint extract?