Inspired by the bicycle race Le Tour de France I created the ultimate cycling-themed pastry. The ring on the bottom is a traditional cake called Paris-Brest, which was created in honour of the namesake French bicycle race and is shaped like a wheel. It is filled with a mocha-praline cream and has sliced almonds on top. I recreated the notorious Mont Ventoux by making an equally hazardous croquembouche out of choux pastries with a crème Suisse filling (two parts pastry cream and one part whipped cream). I decorated the cake with a cloud of caramel, icing sugar for snow and chocolate cyclists. Best enjoyed with a Queen song on the background.