We baked the cake, rolled it up in a cocoa dusted towel and let it cool while we started making the chocolate mousse for the center of the cake.
Let's just say it now, we really struggled with this baking project. I thought it would be so easy. We made the Blackberry Roulade last year and it was so easy to make.
Jake finished filling the glasses by hand and then topped each glass with a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie.
This is what we ended up with.
This is what it should have looked like....oh well.
Despite all of our struggles our little desserts turned out great. Jake wants to name them 3 Layers of Heaven and is already making plans to include layers of melted chocolate and caramel the next time we make them. Kaycie wanted to name them Chocolate Layer Yumm Yumm.
Despite our struggles this was one of the best baking days we have had together. Jake and Kaycie worked well as a team and really seemed to have fun together. They blew out the yolks and whites out of eggs and made egg people while the cake was baking.
On the last page of the book My Life in France Julia Child wrote " Good results require that one take time and care. If one doesn't use the freshest ingredients or read the whole recipe before starting, and if one rushes through the cooking, the result will be an inferior taste and texture. But a careful approach will result in a magnificent burst of flavor, a thoroughly satisfying meal, perhaps even a life-changing experience"
Good advice I need to remember.