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French Opera Cake

For New Year's and my birthday, I decided to make a fancy cake. One with many layers and many different elements. If I can't go big here, when can I? So I found this opera cake recipe online that looked beautiful and delicious. If you search for "opera cake," you'll find lots of recipes but I went with this one since it was the best looking one. What? Plus, it came with a great video tutorial with opera music playing in the background. Sold.

I followed the recipe carefully using my new digital kitchen scale. If you don't have a kitchen scale, you ought to get one. They are so easy, fast and fun to use! There were six elements to prepare before assembling this cake. Six! It took me all morning from start to end. Crazy.

In the end, it was exactly how I imagined it. The only thing I might change in the future is the buttercream layer with all the egg yolks. I would try to make that lighter because it felt sort of too rich when I ate it. Either that or just serv…

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