Les Gateaux: Layer Cakes

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Though the combinations of flavors, fillings, and icings in French cakes are infinite, there are a great number of cakes whose fillings and decorations are well defined. In fact, the name is often written on top of the cake, or the icing decoration will be so particular to that cake that when you see it in the pastry shop you know exactly what the inside will be like.

MASCOTTE PRALINEE: Génoise layers filled with praline buttercream, coated with toasted almonds, and dusted with confectioners’ sugar.