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French Patisserie competition

I went for a French Patisserie course at APB Cook Studio when I was 16 as I was eager to learn as much as I could about the pastry arts. We learnt to prepare numerous classical French desserts and pastry over a span of a month. At the end of the course, the various batches were gathered together for a contest.

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We were told to prepare a dessert, with mousse as the main component. Not having much experience back then, I tried the best I could to complete the challenge.

I prepared a chocolate and coffee mousse between layers of chocolate cake, glazed it with chocolate ganache and added some meringue swirls for decoration. The mango cardamom sauce that I decorated the plate with added a contrasting flavour and added colour to the dish.

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One of the judges was the owner of the famous Theobroma Patisserie and Boulangerie, Kainaz Messman and she loved the flavour of the contrasting sauce with the chocolate dessert.

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Finally, the results were out and I won second place.

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