Hazelnut Opera Cake

After months of school in Taiwan, I’ve realised that there’s something scarily wrong in society. It may be the influence of the media, according to my analysis, that’s making girls feel that they have to conform to the media’s definition of what is “beauty” in order to fit into society. My skinny underweight friends in medicine complain that they are too fat while their chests are as flat as most guys and even flatter than some guys (you know, those who work out). They set weight loss goals which would turn them into skeletons while the other girls, still slim but of acceptable weight, whine about how they need to lose weight all the time. Its downright annoying, and to an extent, even disturbing. 

I can’t understand why people can’t accept their weight for what it has been the last 5 years of their lives (the same weight since past puberty).  My other friends tell me its because guys like girls that way– bony and slim– and so girls, in order to attract the guys they like, want to look skinny for them. Honestly, I doubt guys enjoy girls yapping to them about how they should lose weight without fail everyday. I believe its not the guys’ fault. True love is about loving the person for who he or she is, accepting the person for being him/herself, whether he/she is thin or fat, ugly or beautiful (everyone’s bound to get old one day). Trying to make yourself look skinnier to attract guys, or just because you want to look like a model is wrong. Its alright to believe in yourself, and to believe in God, because He will lead us to the right person.

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Alright, and what better than a calorific Hazelnut Opera Cake to end this post?

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In case you were wondering, here’s the layering of the cake components from top to bottom:

Ganache

Cake

Coffee Buttercream

Cake

Ganache

Cake

Coffee Buttercream

Cake

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This recipe was adapted from Honeybee Sweets

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Recipe for Coffee French Buttercream was adapted from 萧影欢城

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For the text version of this recipe, click here: Hazelnut opera cake

Ciao!

4 thoughts on “Hazelnut Opera Cake

  1. Actually it’s much more of a societal influence; i.e., we are influenced much more by the attitudes of the people around us than we are by the vague “media” that always gets blamed for weight obsessions.

  2. This looks amazing!! Omgoodness, I want that slice of it!
    I totally agree with you about the obsession about weight – although social media has quite a large effect with all the images of good-looking slim women, our peers have a much larger effect on our choices than people usually realise. Not only that, our own personalities could also predispose us to behave a certain way.

  3. Pingback: Hazelnut Opera Cake Recipe | Clever Cake Blog

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