Monday, July 11, 2011

Baked, with love!

Hello everybodehhh! :D Here's the post on the process of C's birthday cake tt i baked. It may seem complicated, but trust me, it's really easy! For the decoration of the cake, js let your imagination run wild! (: It's up to u, really.
What better way to show a loved one your love & gratitude for them, than to bake a cake filled with love from the bottom of your heart (:

For the cake:

170g Butter
120g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
140g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1. Preheat your oven to 180C & grease 2 round cake tin(8") w baking paperPhotobucket
2. Mix butter & sugar until it's light & fluffy.
3. Add in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the Vanilla extract & mix well.
4. Sift Flour & fold into the mixture. (Do not whisk flour! Fold in flour using a spatula.)
5. Spoon cake batter into the cake tins & spread evenly.
*Addition of choc chips is optional.
Bake for 20-25mins until it becomes golden brown.
6. Insert a skewer/satay stick into the cake & if it comes out clean? It means your cake is cooked! (:
7. Turn cake out onto a wire rack & let it cool.
8. Once cooled, use a long knife to cut the dome of the cake so that it'll have a flat surface area instead of a bump on the top! (Covering the cake w fondant/icing sugar wld be easier & evenly coated.)

For the Coffee filling between the cake:
200g Whipping Cream
1. Whip cream until stiff peak forms, js like the pic shown above.
2. Add in a packet of Coffee Powder & mix well.
3. Spread the Coffee whipped cream in-between the 2 cakes.

For the icing:
260g Icing Sugar, sifted
110g Butter, room temp
1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp Milk
1. Beat the icing sugar, butter, vanilla & milk till it's smooth & creamy.
2. Spread it onto the cake.

*I used Butter cream to coat the cake. The above Icing recipe can also be used to coat the cake.

For the Fondant:
You can purchase a packet of Fondant from Phoon Huat.
I coloured the fondant into 2 separate colours- Pink & Teal.
Roll out Fondant & place it over the cake. Press the fondant gently down onto the cake & cut away the excess.
*Use corn flour to prevent the fondant from sticking to the rolling pin or table.
Decorate the cake w the fondant or other edible decorative ingredients.
TA-DAH! End result (:

Hope my instructions w the help of some pictures were clear & understandable! (: If you hv any other qns, js formspring me k! It is located at the top left hand corner of my blog! (:

No comments: