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Dominique Ansel Reimagines Rainbow Cake

Dominique Ansel Reimagines Rainbow Cake

Ansel’s Rainbow Mille-Feuille is an elevated, lighter version of its predecessor

Each colorful layer of Ansel’s latest creation has a different flavor.

When challenged by Bon Appétit to reimagine the ‘dessert that broke the internet,’ or rainbow cake, French pastry chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery Dominique Ansel creates what he calls a Rainbow Mille-Feuille, or Rainbow Napoléon.

Ansel begins with cooked puff pastry, trimming the edges to create a large rectangle and from there creating small rectangles of equal size. Ansel then layers the puff pastry, piping colored pastry cream between each layer, until he realizes the final product is, “one unwieldy tower,” says Bon Appétit.

With a small laugh, Ansel begins the process again, this time cutting the pieces of puff pastry in half to create thinner, more manageable sheets and repeating the same stacking process. He adds colored powdered sugar on top as a finishing touch to this colorful but elegant dessert.

The pastry cream in Ansel’s Rainbow Mille-Feuille contains 12 egg yolks, and each color is a different flavor. Those flavors are raspberry, clementine, lemon, mint, and blueberry.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Dominique Ansel Reimagines the Rainbow Cake at His West Village Kitchen

Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village has only been open for just about a year, but it has stirred up quite a storm in the baked-goods arena for it's unique made-to-order pastries and desserts from fresh ingredients.

In this video from Bon Appétit, watch as Ansel shows how he recreated the classic rainbow cake his way.

What happens when we challenge Dominique Ansel, the world-renowned baker and inventor of the Cronut, to create his spin on the classic Rainbow Cake? Piles and piles of puff pastry later, see what he cooks up.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.


Watch the video: Dominique Ansel celebrates 15 years in NYC with themed sweets (December 2021).