Thursday, July 03, 2008

July Desserts

Four French Desserts, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
July is when we break out the whipped cream and strawberries. I thought I'd break out whipped cream desserts from Master patisserie chef, Gerard Mulot to put you in the right frame of mind for coping with Strawberry shortcake on the 4th, tomorrow. Searching for Gerard Mulot desserts is a bit like searching for a Paris apartment. You look in the window and drool... Then you go in for a closer look...still drooling Then ask the price... Then faint...
Then pick yourself off the floor and throw caution to the wind, rush to the cash register and commit to buy. Then eat it. YUM!


  1. I love that you tied it all into being akin to apartment-seeking! Your "find" will be amazing--I predict you'll have your best trip yet. Great post, Carol--I'm a huge fan of whipped cream--it's calcium, after all, right? Good for us.

  2. And I thought French Women don't do Schlag! (You are not going to tell me, only French Men are eating it, are you?).

  3. Hey Whipped Cream is RAW!
    So raw food eaters can have it!
    Now if only I liked the stuff...but it is wonderful to paint
    And VERY wonderfulto look at..piles and piles of it.
    Very French too...sigh

  4. OOOOHHH! My mouth is watering and I'm just dying to run my finger through the luscious whipped cream for a quick taste. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS photos!!! I'll be back tomorrow for more! ;-)

  5. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Bonjour Carol,
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It is 8 am and CNN is on showing Ingrid Setancourt being re-united with her children, so I am sniffling as I write, happily sniffling!

    As for your site, YUM! I love these pictures of the Belgian main food group!

  6. Haha, "then you faint"!! I want some whipped cream now. Like a bucketful!

  7. Whoo hooo... this is fabulicious!!!! And then you faint!!! hahahaha... Need them after the beyond long post I did this am. But the final 3 are up. Pass me some cake Miss Agog in Paris. ;-)
    Oh, I get to be next to cakespy. Hi !!!

  8. WOW- love French pastry. When you are there, please have some for me.


  9. miam miam, la crème chantilly!!!!!

  10. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Damn! I was planning a lovely lazy holiday weekend...took an extra day off today to clean, get maintenance people into the house, cook ahead...and tomorrow, I had planned to do nothing more strenuous than pulling the mosquito net around me as I lay on the chaise longue reading "Sarum". Now I'm going to have to make my traditional july 4th dessert:
    A beautiful Martha Stewart shortcake made of shortcake dough cut into big stars, baked together in a wreath shape. Should I go all the way over to Whole Foods for the non ultrapasteurized whipping cream or settle for ultrapasteurized? What to do? What to do?
    Have a happy 4th!

  11. because you inspire me :)

  12. Happy Fourth to you from Downunder (in the real Deep South!)

  13. Adorable painting Carol!
    YAY for strawberries and whipped cream and Happy Fourth of July to you!

  14. This is too crazy. You're so good. Every time I visit your blog, I want to eat. Good thing you aren't drawing spirits, I'd be an alcoholic. (BTW I posted a cup and saucer on my blog I want you to draw...too difficult for my beginning skills....)

  15. So yummy looking it's eeeeeviiiiil.

    I am particularly curious about the thingys with the vaguely cactus-y shaped, striated chocolate blobs on top...????

  16. tlc...I believe it's a Religieuse -
    Chou pastry filled with whipped cream with plenty of icing + the big knob on top.

  17. Anonymous8:28 PM

    OMG, such things really exist? French women are known for being chic and slim. But how can they walk around such things and stay thin?
    Hi, I am new here and I like your beautiful blog and the pictures.

  18. Whenever I am in Paris and buy cakes I have to really force myself to eat them they are so beautiful. I eat them non the less

  19. Wow don't you just love French pastries and I love the last part about the price....just hilarous.


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