Gateau Sabrina was one of the cakes we could possibly get for exams so we were anxious to do it.
After the practical, everyone prayed to their Gods that they will not get this cake for exam. In the practical exam, we could possibly do: Sabrina, Fraisier or Opera. You pick a lot on the day itself to determine which cake you have to present. And good luck to whoever gets the Sabrina.
It starts with a Pate Sucree base, then a roulade of sponge with raspberry cream, topped with a marzipan disc covered in tempered dark chocolate. Whoever invented this cake realised that the chocolate covered marzipan disc could not be easily cut so we had to pre-cut this disc in 8 equal pieces. Then you pipe raspberry cream to cover the cut lines. Very smart huh (I try to cut down on sarcasm but I really couldn’t help it with this one).