Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Relais Desserts Buches de Noel

This year's Relais Desserts tasting of christmas cakes/ buches de noel was held on a boat on the Seine
I came prepared with pen and watercolors to do on-the-spot (en pleine aire?) cake drawings
Yesterday was London.  Tomorrow a junket to Amsterdam. I'm in the Apple store right now
Wifi is down and IOS 10 doesnt like Blogger anymore.
20 beautiful gateaux to taste is a lot better than 32 from years past, but still a lot of cake!
I told myself I was going to just look and paint. No eating. Ha.

Beauty everywhere.
Attention to detail
Perfection in spades.
Pierre Hermé's witty Chistmas log within a log, doubling up on the intense chocolate.


Lots of marmalade in the mix to add a touch of acid and counter balance the très riche chocolate ganache.
Always fun and wit from Frederic Cassel of Fountainbleau.
Chestnuts galore. Enjoy PBers!!
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18 comments:

  1. Wow! Fun fun fun..beautiful desserts..so pretty all of them..did people come and watch you paint? Are you comfy w/ that? You must be!!

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    1. A bit. I didn't mind at all.

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    2. I wouldn't mind if I painted like you either:) :):)
      I think I would sell tickets.

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  2. It's hard for me to wrap my head around Christmas cakes, it's still in the 90's in SW Florida. They are certainly beautiful, almost too pretty to eat.

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  3. They look sooooo delicious, which one tasted the best?

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  4. Now THAT kind of plein are I could fall in love with!

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  5. Such fun! I love it when you do this -- and it's fun to see you paint at the same time. Did you get loads of tastes?

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  6. You just have the best job in the world. :)

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  7. Merci pour ces photos! Just what I needed to see this morning.

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  8. Jill Butler1:00 PM

    Discipline…really????
    Chapeau or not???

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  9. Clarity Artists2:11 AM

    What is to say, other than, "May we have that boat, please?" :-)

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  10. More lush and more images, and I really like seeing the hand of the artist, and the "process."

    Wonderful!

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  11. Kay Q2:16 AM

    Beautiful photos!
    Beautiful cakes!

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  12. Cheryl2:19 AM

    Love your blog!
    I'm writing to let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

    Merci beaucoup,

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  13. Melodie4:03 AM

    Superbe Carol!
    Merci beaucoup, nous avons été ravies de vous accueillir :)

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  14. What lovely cakes! Lovely your paintings too Carol. Enjoy your trips to other cities.

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  15. What kind of black pen are you sketching with before the watercolors?

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  16. Super to see you in action! That was a lot of cake, wasn't it? At least galavanting around Europe just now helps walk it all off! Super paintings as ever, Carol.

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