Fraisier comes from fraise – strawberry in French.
I have been dying to make this cake. I see this cake in most patisseries and they look so pretty with their strawberry halves exposed and sandwiched in cream. Though I must say the patisseries in London can do quite a bad job in presentation – I have seen lopsided strawberries and uneven tops.
It’s my first attempt so do give a discount. Was glad my strawberries came out quite clean.
And yes, the marzipan rose is a mandatory feature for the lesson ( I know, it makes the cake so 80′s):
Oh, it’s a very yummy cake. The cream is the star of the show – rich, smooth and full of creamy vanilla goodness. We use 100% vanilla pods and nothing beats that fragrance. I have one vanilla pod in a ziplock bag in my drawer and the whole drawer still smells like vanilla.