It’s time for another installment in “Brooke Fancies Up Your Groom’s Cake.”
French for “fake wood” (so really, the French sounds ever so much better and we should probably stick with it), the term faux bois refers to a decorating motif. Here it’s made by pressing a wood graining tool into the shiny ganache glaze that coats the cake layers. Since the tool is applied directly to the finished glaze, this takes a steady hand for sure, but it yields a beautiful result. I think this really is a lovely option for a groom’s cake. The chocolate is traditional; the woodgrain is masculine; and the whole effect – complete with lemon leaves brushed with tempered chocolate for a garnish – is lovely and elegant. This is a stunning cake.
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