Mille Feuille -ish

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    Mark Brkln Hts New Member

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    Was thinking of a Christmas Mille Feuille ...chocolate and peppermint
    Then something went astray

    What do we think of using, instead of pastry cream, chocolate BUTTERcream (initially, also with vanilla / peppermint buttercream, but probably not) , coarsly crushed candy cane powder, and then coat the top with white royal icing striped with red

    Any thoughts?
    With thanks in advance
    m.
     
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    Becky Well-Known Member

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    I like what you're suggesting! However I wouldn't use buttercream unless you're planning a thin layer, that would be a heck of a lot of butter otherwise. How about making a chocolate creme pat? I think the rest sounds fantastic though. Maybe add some mint to the icing too, yummmm :D
     
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    Mark Brkln Hts New Member

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    An old mentor of mine used to say: “when all else doesn’t seem right: CHECK THE OBVIOUS “
    that is exactly the fix, thnx!
     
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    Becky Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to let us know how it goes, they sound like they're going to be delicious! :D
     
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    It doesn't work,
    buttercream is too dry to lend anything to puff dough.
    royal icing will dry and crack off.
    Pastry cream or whipped cream or both mixed.
    You can buy dry granulated fondant online, Real fondant, not the rolled stuff.
     
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