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Le Compiègne : LE MEILLEUR PÂTISSIER, TECHNICAL CHALLENGE 4

Mercotte gave us a right royal treat this week, le gateau de Compiègne, non other than the Emperor Napoleon’s wedding cake, invented by the first great pâtissier, Marie-Antoine Carême. In Carême’s day, cakes were really extravagant as the picture later in the post shows, so I wanted to really pay homage to him with the decoration and also make something fit for an Emperor’s wedding.

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