January Joconde-athon

Gâteaux aux Framboises

Starting from the middle of December 2010 joconde cakes have been a major baking pastry in our kitchen. So you can imagine my surprise when on January 1st I openened The January 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Astheroshe of the blog accro. She chose to challenge everyone to make a Biscuit Joconde Imprime to wrap around an Entremets dessert.

I looked at Sydney and both agreed we did not want to exclude ourselves from the challenge, but we did want to have a sense of fair play to the artist exposition of the other Daring Baker’s.

Our joconde-ahton began with an elegant L’Opéra Cake for christmas dinner and and Snowflake Petit Four for a friend/client’s son’s Third Grade Holiday party.

The Joconde baking quickly moved to a New Year’s Eve Dinner for my very wonderful and neglected husband. I felt then rather declare a resolution that might or might not come to provision, I dedicated bringing in the New Year with a loving dinner and special dessert for my husband. A Gâteaux aux Framboises.

Towards the middle of this month Sydney and I catered a dinner, the husband wanted a Valentines Theme for his wife, we prepared a delightful french dinner ending with A Le Gâteau pour les Amateurs.

Our Joconde-athon seems to have come to a close during a Comedy of Errors, hanging caramelized hazelnuts and A Fleur di lis Gateaux.

Thank you to our host Astheroshe of the Blog Accro.


  1. I love the fleur de lis pattern in your last one. Really lovely

  2. Wow, I’m impressed with all these amazing delicacies! You’re so talented!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I really appreciate your kind comment!

  3. Oh my! They all look divine! You certainly outdid all of us with all your versions! Simply amazing.

  4. What a wonderful selection of entremets! What a coincidence that you had been baking them just before the challenge started. I love the gateau des amateurs and I must go and have a look at the post. I can’t wait to see what next month brings!

  5. WOW! What beaiutiful creations!

  6. Wow, those are all lovely cakes! Fleur de lis gateaux looks especially pretty!

  7. What a beautiful array of desserts! I was oohing and ahhing as I scrolled through this post. I love the snowflake petits fours, but they’re all stunning.

  8. Impressive, all your wonderful tulip paste and gateaux.

  9. i would give my i-teeth to be able to 1/10 the stuff you’re able to bake. I been coming here for the past 2 weeks daily and finally decided to join your group, please any helpful information welcomed

  10. Hi Bobbie, What a Mouth-watering peaces of art !!! Beautiful cakes :)



  11. I’ve got to say I’m awed by sheer variety of beautiful entremets you have turned out. Truly a joconde-athon! I’m hard pressed to choose a favourite!

  12. OMG, you really went all out, and they’re all beautiful! Love the title joconde-athon, and you truly won the ‘athon’ :)

  13. I am glad you participated and that i found your blog for inspiration :)

  14. It shows how well you understand this discuss. Bookmarked this page,thanks god someone that actually knows what they are talking about – thank you,

  15. Thank You for this good article, you sure did make a lot of joconde cakes. BTW the look amazing

  16. your good

  17. Lovely as always! I bet you won the jocondathon!

  18. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already ;) Cheers!

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