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Paris Inspired Cake for the French Class

For my 3rd cake last week, I was asked to make a cake for an auction at my old high school, BHS.  The French teacher, who was actually my grade 8 English teacher and my brother's since we were in French Immersion, wanted a cake to outdo everyone else.  Enough said.  I can be very competitive when the mood strikes.  It usually doesn't matter what the prize is, just the title of winner is often enough.  So, it was not a problem for me to go all out.  Judy (when my brother referred to her as Judy the first time, I wondered who he was talking about and then I clued in that he was talking about Mme.) wanted a French themed cake with the Eiffel tower and a frog on it.


I made an 8" and 6" tier, both chocolate.  The frog I made out of fondant.  I'm still not into making 3D figures but this was small and Googled polymer clay frogs to come up with this design.  Not bad if I do say so myself.  The Eiffel tower is made from a chocolate mold. The big flowers I made from following the instructions from this video on Making Flowers. I love this technique.  It will be repeated again on future cakes.



Judy's class actually won the cake, which is pretty cool.

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