Strawberry Charlotte MadCakes

MadCharlotte Strawberry “Charlotte” is a celebration of French strawberries. A natural madeleine cake base with a strawberry surprise inside. A strawberry cream whipped up like those Italian ice-creams just as I remember in Rome. Crunchy sprinkles to add texture to the smooth and creaminess of the cream. A Mara des Bois strawberry known for their petite size and extra sweetness makes it a perfect decor. A Swiss meringue for that extra something.

The strawberry cream is just … perfect…. A “chantilly” in French to it’s reputation is light, airy, not sugary and all but savour. A chantilly that is made of only the best French full fat cream, Belgium-French white chocolate and strawberry puree, and therefore no need to add any sugar. I love when I create with ‘feel good’ ingredients.

Note to self: this is the first time I’ve made cakes with a whole fresh stawberry inside. Good idea in theory, not so good in practical. I’m new to the world of “cupcakes” coming from a world of French pastry, and I’m finding it not so easy. So this recipe will need modification but it definitely has potential. The strawberry whipped cream is perfect though. No changes there.

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Miss Charlotte Pavlova

13227085_987654207998161_3326353897742640979_nMiss Charlotte Pavlova celebrates the 69th CANNES Film Festival with the red carpet of strawberries.

Mara des Bois French strawberries dress la “Miss Charlotte Pavlova”: a marshmellowy French meringue with a blush of soft pink, a Mara des Bois strawberry mousse whipped cream and in the heart of it all is a Mara des Bois strawberry coulis.

Oh la la la!!!

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Ganache, a very sexy concept


Ganache is a very sexy concpet. You name the dessert, tell me it’s got “ganache” and I’m going for THAT one! I don’t think I’m alone when I say this. Why is a ganache so sexy? I think firstly because chocolate’s involved. Chocolate that has been melted into flowing lava liquid then swirled in with silky cream and, or even a fruit puree or deep nutty praline or pistachios. A ganache seems to have all the good bits of patisserie swirled into one. It’s soft and melty in your mouth…. whooh….And it’s the word itself… G..a.. n… e. Super sexy!


MadCharlotte’s (en francais!) Macarons NU avec une ganache de chocolat noir sexy melangée à une purée de framboise. Ouh la la !!!

MadCharlotte NAKED macarons with a sexy ganache interior of dark bitter sweet couverture chocolate and rapsberry puree. Oh la la !!!

DSC_2714MadCharlotte is feeling the summer fever with exotique fruits, it’s Macarons NU (en francais!) a la ganache de Mangue et Fruit de la Passion. Oh la la… i’m feeling the heat. Get ready summer here we come!DSC_2704

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MadCharlotte “Charlotte Macarons!

It’s a strawberry romance with Charlotte macarons, a gorgeous cream cheese vanilla bean ganache zested with lemons …. it’s so sweet, so dreamy. Addictive. Like a summer vacation filled with endless amounts of strawberries, romance and champagne!


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DSC_2387En francais: MadCharlotte est une bombe. Elle a sa COCO BOMB!!!

Les COCO BOMBS sont une folle idée de MadCharlotte faites de crème chantilly en forme de boulle et poilues de noix de coco râpée. Au milieu, une explosion de saveurs de mangue et fruits de la passion.

In English: MadCharlotte is da bomb. She’s got da COCO BOMB!!!

COCO BOMBS are a mad idea de MadCharlotte to make a coconut whipped cream rounded like a big coconut ball and furried up with coconut shavings. In the centre are bomb flavours of mango and passionfruit.

Coco bombs, golf balls, pom-poms… as you want! Which ever they’re the bomb!

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MadCakes Pistachio & Raspberry


MadCakes Pistache-Fruits rouge sont fabuleusement superbes et deicieux : Petits gateaux madeleine cakes avec une base nature aux zests de citron et fruits rouges. Chantilly pistache, pistaches caramelisées pour le crunch et une touche de luxe de framboise et feuille d’or. Oh la la.. c’est trop MadCharlotte !!!

MadCakes Pistachio-Red Fruits are fabulously gorgeous and delicious! : Petits gateaux madeleine cakes made with a zested sponge base filled with red fruits. Pistachio whipped cream decorated with crunchy pistachios, and for that touch of luxury raspberry and a gold leaf. Oh la la la….. it’s so MadCharlotte!!!

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Le BIG cookie



Monsieur MadCookie all 15cm diameter of COOKIE DOUGH FULL OF CHOCOLATE CHIP GOODNESS. Hubba, Hubba, Hubba!…. I want some of that!

Only the best ingredients why it’s so DAMN delicious: 70% French-Beligium couverture chocolate, real raw sugar that brown stuff that gives that gorgeous caramel flavour and NO refined sugars, and of course French butter…. ooohh la la… !!! I’m addicted to the BigMadCookie!

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Above, les plus petits cookies individual sizes are possible too with MadCharlotte. It’s just sometimes she’s in the need to have something BIGGER.

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Mad for Madeleines caramel-orange


MadCharlotte is Mad for Madeleines and for this sort in particular, caramel-orange. Trop bon!!! Madeleines are made with a liquid caramel, then, while still warm out of the oven are filled with a more fudgy sort of caramel because MC is crazy for caramel! and then for a twist in flavour are lightly bathed in an orange syrup. Ooohh my Madeleine!!!!

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