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Joconde with Chocolate and Raspberry Entremet by cakecrumbs Joconde with Chocolate and Raspberry Entremet by cakecrumbs
This is the cake I made myself for my birthday. It's been ages since I've played with joconde. [If you don't know what a joconde imprime is, it's basically a very thin layer of sponge that encases a dessert]. This time I wanted to make it less of a uniform pattern and more of a canvas for something arty. I decided to go with something pretty but also animal themed, because of my obvious love of animals.

Choosing what to put inside the cake is always the hardest. Often these cakes will be filled with mousse, but I figured I was probably the only one that would be happy to eat an entire cake made out of chocolate mousse. Instead I had to come up with other layers to pretend like it wasn't just an excuse to eat loads of mousse. 

So. On the bottom there's a layer of chocolate genoise sponge, op top of that there's dark chocolate mousse, and another layer of sponge. To add a textural element I made a chocolate hazelnut crunch layer. It's basically a hazelnut ganache with pailleté feuilletine folded through -- think crunchy gourmet nutella. For the last layer I went with a fresh raspberry mousse to try to contrast all that rich sweetness. To decorate, I covered it with dark chocolate ganache. I piped on a bit of white chocolate, then adorned with fresh raspberries, lavender macarons and little chocolate blossoms shapes. 

So basically it was one giant excuse to fill a cake with a bunch of my favourite things. And I loved every bite of it. 

If you want to make this yourself, or just see and read about the process, you'll find that all at my blog

Here's some other joconde imprimes:

 
12 Days of Christmas :: 4 Poinsettia Jocondes by cakecrumbs Chocolate Overload by cakecrumbs
Triple Chocolate Ripple Joconde by cakecrumbs Joconde Imprime with Bumble Bee Mousse Entremet by cakecrumbs



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:icondumbkoala:
dumbkoala Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
this is probably the tastiest looking thing ive ever seen
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:iconkoroshiyazane:
KoroshiyaZane Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
various sexual noises
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:iconalyssa15colleen:
Alyssa15Colleen Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  New Deviant
I Love :D
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:iconkristenspork:
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015   General Artist
Gorgeously decorated. ♥ Love the macaron touch! 
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toutcool Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Amazing Cake , I want eat ^^
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PurpleMochi7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing looking cake o_o 
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oxaceann Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen chocolate exsacly like that with the flowery r
Print when I went up to Pismo beach.

Ah what kinda macaroons are on top?
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:iconpoppycake:
PoppyCake Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it is love ...it is art and it is ....wonderful
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:iconrainbow-acey:
Rainbow-Acey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good god, this is beautiful, creative, and scrumptious looking! Very nice work! :noes:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning.  So elegant.
This is the birthday cake you surely deserve.  ;)
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XxSmilesmakecaikxX Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
What's the filling inside the macarons?
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:iconvanillasnowflake:
VanillaSnowflake Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this sounds amazing
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:iconmeddlerinc:
MeddlerInc Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy belated birthday? ^_^  And that cake looks delish.
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:iconrebeckington:
Rebeckington Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   General Artist
Love it love it love it :)
I really want to make a joconde imprime one day, I'm just afraid it'll be an expensive waste of ingredients!
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Sugarwitchlove Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy 'late' Birthday :-) , That's looks soooo delicious  xD D'aww Misty Frozen - Olaf's Happy Icon Love 
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PhunkyMnkCreations Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Lovely Heart Sounds delicious :happybounce: I hope you had a wonderful birthday Airborne 
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:iconjasmine-rin:
Jasmine-rin Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh happy belated birthday to you! <333 Looks amazing as usual ahhh
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h0p31355 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
The more I look at this, the more I love it :)
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:iconjesskaz-psycho:
jesskaz-psycho Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this is breathtaking and sounds absolutely delicious!
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ShtGnRmance Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
very nice
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:iconkoppo:
Koppo Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
dam. hell of a cake, looks very delicious .
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:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is not a cake...this is pure PERFECTION!!!! What a wonderful piece, I love it! Yummy yumm!!!!
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:iconbrookette:
Brookette Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish you could make my birthday cake...=P (Razz) 
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:iconmelodiamystic:
MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconthe-hermit-crab:
the-hermit-crab Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Gorgeous! So elegant!
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:iconphotosynthesis-cat:
Photosynthesis-Cat Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crow  - are those birds in the cake? O__O How in heavens i don't even
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:iconartlovergirl:
artlovergirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's one beautiful cake!!!! I couldn't even think about eat it! lol Nuu 
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:iconbluebell5656:
bluebell5656 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
So pretty! You should give me a piece... :iconmnrrapeplz: 
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:iconmaytel:
maytel Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I'm still waiting for my piece.
Also, I'm really impressed with the bird pattern on this. 
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:icontsubakixflower:
tsubakiXflower Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
That is SO pretty!!! Happy Birthday!!!
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:iconblazingdreamouo:
BlazingDreamOuO Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist
simply marvelous  :iconhontoplz:
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:iconlilbambina:
LilBambina Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is the prettiest cake I have ever seen! Lovely work!~<3
Hope you had a lovely birthday! :D
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Shi-yu13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely amazing!! (*0*)
I wish I could have such a wonderful B-day cake too >-< so beautiful!
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:iconsorbetberry:
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
OH MY GOD this is gorgeous!!! You're amazing *A* 
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MiMiDong Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is beautiful, and omg happy birthday!
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
just... wonderful!Cry forever 
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:iconlyvani:
Lyvani Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
That is one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen, and most likely also on the list of top 10 delicious cakes :heart: Chew Have your cake and eat it too 
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Angel-SunWalker01 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
That's cool-- It looks so yummy. How did you get the bird design on the sides? It looks so cool. Did you make the garnish, or buy the macarons and other sweets on top?

I love mousse (and ganache), but I have to be in the mood for something lighter when I eat it, so I think your taste in sweets is well placed.
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vivianflowright Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ART IN FOOD, OH MY GOD. BRILLANT AND MAKES ME MORE HUNGRY! Hope this cake make beautiful paintings on my stomach.... :D
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   Artist
cool :la:
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PuccaProtty Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
This looks insanely AMAZING! I'd like to taste it *-*
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:iconjustbubblez:
justbubblez Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
it looks fantastic, amazing and !!!! I WANT TO EAT IT!!!
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:iconjustbubblez:
justbubblez Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
and I hope you had a wonderful birthday =D
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spottedleaf3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow if i made my own cake compertishion u would win UR NUMBER 1 GIRL PLEASE KEEP DOING UR AMAZING WORK!!!!!!!!
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Oh wow, this looks incredible! The layers are so clear and the decoration is so exquisite <3
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pirate-blue Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
This is dirtier than the Food Network.
Happy Birthday, and thank-you for the visual treat.
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HelgjeD Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
And you say 'you're a master in none'. Seriously !?  This is a real masterpiece. Just Phenomenal ! 
Much too beautiful to eat.  Although it looks extremely tasty. 
And this I can say of most of your other baking too.
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   General Artist
This is so beautiful and delicious.
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:iconikaros-dream:
Ikaros-dream Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Its so beautiful!
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
A real work of culinary art! :heart:
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