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Custard Meringue Gateau by cakecrumbs Custard Meringue Gateau by cakecrumbs
This is the cake I made for my boyfriend's 29th birthday last Friday. The cake is 4 layers of sponge cake, filled with custard and raspberries, coated with meringue and then decorated with glazed meringue quenelles, raspberries and almonds.

I know, I'll say what we're all thinking: I'm terrible at quenelles.

Despite the weight of the cake, how much liquid and sweetness is in it, the final product is light on the palate and not the sweetness overload I was wary of. The thick layers of custard were soaked up by the sponge overnight and the airy meringue covering it made for a refreshing change from icing. The almonds and berries offset the sweetness, as did the light, plain sponge.

See more photos of this cake and get the recipe here at my blog: [link]
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TheFuzzyPineapple Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks very delicious
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thanks!
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littlepleasureslife Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pfff i bet it was delicious!!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I hope so!
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rashidah00 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
well i enjoy myself visitng ur gallery tks 4 this lovely delicious picture
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments. :]
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rashidah00 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
ur welcome
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KrissyV333 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student General Artist
omg this looks magnificent!! :D

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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thanks so much. :tighthug:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you have been included in my latest journal feature [link] :)
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arualcat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
:iconwowplz: :iconwowplz: :iconwowplz: So awesome!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Thank you!
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freddofroggy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This looks absolutely delicious! :heart: Such an original concept. Love it.
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thanks so much! :la:
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freddofroggy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
You're very much welcome c:
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Interesting work!

In the featured folder nš 3 in Special-Groups. (Best works!).

Thanks very much!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Linebeck. ♥

That's so lovely, thanks so much.
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donna-j Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
yum!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thanks!
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freesamplethief Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
this looks good but ive never been a big fan of soft meringue I like the crunchy ones that you bake on low for awhile... so fun hehe soft meringue.... maybe ive never done it right but the texture isnt appealing,... other than that looks looks tasty :D and i love custard!
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cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I'm with you on that one: I love crunchy meringue and I love pavlova, but soft never appealed to me much. So I was surprised by how nice this turned out. I guess mainly because it was so thin, and the quenelles post-baking went more marshmallow-like, like a pav.
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freesamplethief Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
oh that sounds decent :)
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