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Piping roses with whipped cream is an easy task. If you just know the technique behind it, you can create beautiful colourful cakes with whipped cream. This is one of the most requested designs and finally I decided to make it for a celebration. My YouTube channel crossed 10,000 subscribers today and this is for all of you who have encouraged me with your comments and likes throughout my journey.
Do you remember my Best Home Made Cream Cheese I posted a while back. Apart from using it for cheese cake shots, I also used it to make frosting for my cakes. I have been getting so many requests for the cream cheese frosting recipes and it is time to give it. I have demonstrated three types of frosting with the cream cheese. If you are not interested in making it at home, use the store bought one. But nothing can beat the home made one.
When I did the white modelling chocolate video, I had too many requests from readers and viewers to show how to use it on cakes. Though modelling chocolate is a great alternative for fondant, it doesn’t work like fondant. The clay is very different in texture and needs some getting used to before using it for covering cakes. It cannot be draped on a cake as it is not as pliable as fondant. You need to wrap the cake instead of draping. Here is my attempt to show you how to do it.
This post discusses in detail how to frost a cake with Ganache Upside Down Method and also a video which shows you how to do it. When I tried my hands at fondant cakes, this method helped me create a great base cake with sharp edges, which in turn results in a neatly draped fondant cake.
Battenberg cake also known as Domino cake, Neapolitan Roll or Church Window cake is made of two sponge cakes, one pink and one yellow, arranged so that it forms a 2*2 checker pattern. Usually apricot jam is used to stick the cakes and marzipan is used to cover the whole cake. The origin of this cake is England and it is said that it was named in honour of the marriage of Princess Victoria, grand daughter of Queen Victoria to Prince Louis of Battenberg. The cake is made with almonds and I have tried my hand at an eggless version earlier. You can read about it here.
Halloween is just a week far and I wanted to make a cake specially for that. Conceiving a cake idea is really hard. When I am not very sure what to make, I ask my daughter. She usually gives an answer which will form the foundation of my project. So when I asked her for Halloween ideas, she mentioned spooky witches’ fingers. I have it already on the blog so I said no. But after a while, I thought why not make a cake with the spooky fingers. I couldn’t find a single cake made with finger cookies, so decided to make it.
I wanted to make a two tiered cake for my YouTube channel for a long time and finally I did it. Though I baked the cakes, I couldn’t find a single idea to frost the cakes. For two days I was thinking of so many ideas and had to discard them as I will be missing one or two ingredients crucial for that particular recipe. Finally I decided upon a butter cream covered cake and decided to use my boiled flour butter cream for that.
I have done some Barbie doll cakes, both for my daughter and for clients. At first, the gown of the doll would not be proportionate, but after some practice, I have come up with certain measurements of cakes, which gives a nice perfectly shaped skirt for the doll. The trick in getting it correct in using the cakes which gradually decreases in circumference as it goes up. You can even invest in a doll cake pan, which helps you to make a doll cake without any effort. Or you can choose to make same sized cakes and then carve them to the skirt shapes. But there would be a lot of wastage.
When I started making cakes for my You Tube channel regularly, I have been receiving suggestions for recipes on the channel. There was one recipe I got too many requests and that is leopard print on mirror glaze. This glaze looks beautiful, looks so intricate and looks like a tough one to make. When I decided to make one, I too thought that it will be very hard to make. I saw so many videos of French Chefs making this cake, but I was not at all confident. But still I tried and was so happy with the result. And I also found that it is too easy. There are so many designs you can obtain with this technique. I just made a horizontal swipe on top of the cake. You can also have the cake on a turner and swipe it along the circumference of the cake for a different result. And there are so many colour combinations. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. If you try, do not forget to share your cake photo with me. I will be very happy. If you want I can even add it to this post.