What do you think of when I say ‘V8’? Most people no doubt would think of a car ….zoom zoom zoom. Me? I think of the famous ‘V8 Cake’ of Masterchef fame, created by pastry chef Adriano Zumbo, zuum zuum zuum 🙂
One of my 40 new things is to recreate many of his desserts (or those similar). The V8 cake is a labourous one with 8 layers of ‘Vanilla’ before the final masterpiece. Starting from the base, here’s what you can expect:
- Vanilla Dacquise – a meringue-like almond cake layer.
- Vanilla Almond Praline Crunch – made of many components of brown sugar crumble, chocolate, praline, and of course vanilla.
- Vanilla Ganache
- Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Vanilla Syrup
- Vanilla Brulee – creamy and caramelley
- Vanilla Macaron
- Vanilla Chantilly Creme
Finish that all off with a Vanilla Glaze and White Chocolate Decorations.
I completed this task along with my Year 10 class at school and I have to say they did an awesome job. Mine was a little wonky on account of my ‘cardboard’ cake tin, turns out photocopy paper box lids aren’t that great for the job. Approximately 7 hours of work, this cake takes time. It’s worth the effort though – yummm! One down, seven more to go. Adriano sells this baby for $125 …orders anyone????