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Kevin from Viroqua, WI

Kevin participated in Week 7: Desserts, and attempted the Mini Mousse Cakes Challenge. Let's see how they did!

How do you rate your baking performance?

It's not pretty, but it’s edible.

Give your dessert a clever name — and tell us about your recipe.

So far this was my least favorite baking challenge I have done. My first mousse is a maple that thankfully set. I filled the cakes with chocolate ganache. Maple chocolate mousse cakes. My second mousse was just one big disappointment. First the cake was on the dry, over-baked side. The mousse flavor was a cranberry blueberry. Also, my mousse was not set at all. So I filled the cakes with blueberry jam. Since the mousse was basically a liquid, I filled some dessert glasses with my "mousse" and placed a cake on each one. Deconstructed Cranberry Mousse.

What was the biggest surprise during your baking journey? Did you use any unconventional approaches? What did you learn along the way? Tell us about it!

That mousse is super hard to make.

How did you add a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or decoration?

I used real Wisconsin maple syrup, fresh local blueberries and yummy cranberry juice. I also used Organic Valley products, such as eggs and cream.