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Michelin Star Chefs are coming tomorrow, I made "Cars" shaped desserts

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Good morning to all, my guests are coming tomorrow and I am making the dessert. As we are in the French Riviera famous for the Monaco Grand Prix, I though it would be fun to make them "Cars" shaped dessert. The outcome is not FANTASTIC (see below, picture not great is 5am). Should I serve them anyway or re-make it with the classic round shape? It is Almond Meringue with Butter Cream

asked by Your Guardian Chef 12 months ago
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added 12 months ago

the photo is pretty fuzzy on my screen, but the top center plate does look like a car- which is clever. So if you can get them to look like a car, I say do it.

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ktr
added 12 months ago

I say serve them and have a laugh if they don't turn out quite right. I'm sure they will taste good either way.

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QueenSashy

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added 12 months ago

The picture is kind of smallish, so it is hard to say. Are the little black things blackberries? When you assemble the dessert tomorrow, you could use four of them and put them on the side of the car, it will look like formula 1 tires.

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QueenSashy

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added 12 months ago

... now in case you really do not like the shapes, to avoid making new ones, you could crush the ones you have and serve with butter cream and fruits in small cups or glasses, sort of like Eton Mess. It's a bullet-proof desert, and my favorite way to eat meringue.

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amysarah

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added 12 months ago

I'm not really sure what effect you're going for here, but maybe if you put the meringues on top of a puddle of sauce, instead of pouring it on top, the car shapes would "read" more clearly.

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ChefJune

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added 12 months ago

They look like cars to me. I would go for it. I also like Queen Sashy's suggestion of putting the berries where tires would be.

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Nancy

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added 12 months ago

Whatever you serve - chayote, miniature cars, Italian specialities - thinking of you and wishing you a lovely evening Tuesday night in southern France (around 2 pm Eastern Standard).

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Nancy

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added 12 months ago

Whatever you serve - chayote, miniature cars, Italian specialities - thinking of you and wishing you a lovely evening Tuesday night in southern France (around 2 pm Eastern Standard).

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added 11 months ago

Almond meringue with butter cream defined by Christophe Dufau "memorable!"

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added 11 months ago

I finally had the time to publish the recipe on FOOD 52 for those who are interested:
https://food52.com/recipes...