Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Birthday cake

Recipe Adapted from Puddings & Desserts by Bhanu R 
 For the Icing:  I am baker  blog's work was  inspired



Ingredients:
  • 150 gms flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs, separated
Ingredients for the Butter Cream Icing:
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening (Crisco)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2  tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp Wilton Meringue Powder
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven 350F, 180C. 
  2. Grease and flour the round pan.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder twice.
  4. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  5. Add egg yolks and vanilla essence and beat until thick.
  6. Sift the flour on to the egg mixture and mix carefully.
  7. Whisk the egg whites  lightly stiff. Gently  fold in the remaining  egg whites into the mixture.
  8. Pour this batter and smooth the surface.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes, until light brown or  a skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then on on a wire.

Method For Icing:
  • Cream shortening with vanilla essence and water.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been mixed together.
  • Blend an additional  minute until Creamy.
Icing the Cake:

  •  Cut the cake into 2 horizontally layers.
  • Cover the with a good crumb coat.
  • Using wilton Tip 16  or star tip with medium consistency of icing  decorate.

Hope u enjoy making...it as much as I enjoyed..!!



Monday, 20 February 2012

Heart cakes....

 
As for the cake I used the recipe of chocolate cake in one bowl. Here's the link Recipe.









For the icing :



  • 150 ml whipping cream pack
  • 100 grams of chocolate chips.    
Method:
  1. Just boil the cream. Do not over boil it.
  2. Pour over the chocolate chips.
  3. Mix well until all the chips are melted and mixed.
Pour over the cake , when the cake is warm.



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