Food

Sweet festivities

Sweet festivities

This month is all about fun, food and festivities. But what is a celebration without cake and yummy desserts? Château Gâteaux managing director Ilan Lipschitz shares some ideas for garnishing those decadent desserts and gateaux to really wow your family and friends.

Let’s face it. Things can get a little manic in the kitchen when you’re cooking up a storm for Christmas dinner or lunch. One of the easiest and most practical ways of saving time is to pick up some ready-made desserts and cake, and you can still add your personal touch by ‘dressing them up’ yourself!

“Entertaining really is effortless with our take home range of 24cm and 18cm gourmet gateaux. We have many gateaux with plain toppings that lend themselves to being individually styled. You are only limited by your imagination,” says Illan. The trick, he says, is to keep it simple.

Here are a few more tips:

* Make use of fresh fruit, beautiful flowers or chocolate pieces. Think about the general vibe of your function . . . are you wanting laid-back elegance, something colourful for the kids or a dessert that fits in with the colours of the party décor?

* To really make a statement, try putting an 18cm gateau on top of a 24cm. You can even mix and match the flavours!

* If you are using a less stable cake, then just follow this little tip for extra stability: poke a few wooden skewers into the 24cm gateau and cut them flush with the surface of the cake, then place the 18cm gateau on top of the 24cm gateau with a white cake card base to transfer the weight to the bottom plate. Then, simply pile on fresh strawberries or cherries, grated chocolate or even festive balls.

* Remember that mousse and fresh cream cakes and desserts will not stand for long periods out, so be careful if you are using your dessert as a table centre piece. If you plan on having your masterpiece on show for a while, rather stick to products that cope well at ambient temperatures.

Get In Touch
Pick up something from the amazing take home range at one of the Château Gâteaux stores: Gateway Theatre of Shopping /  Kensington Drive, Durban North / Ballito Lifestyle Centre

 

Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) June 2018


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