It’s my sister’s birthday today… Once again, I’m too broke to make a big offering, so I’m trying to show her my love through a big statement cake!! And having a little fun in the process…
Starting off with thz flowers…
Then freezing time for easier handling…
Now for the recipes:
I used http://www.gretchensbakery.com swiss meringue buttercream, only as an all-butter one, no shortening…
The cake is my go to chocolate cake, I love how you can play with the coolking temperature to get a really decadent melted center.
-300g of butter
-300 g of chocolate
Melt together gently and add onto:
- 9 eggs
- 450 g of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 9 tbsp of flour
Pour in a buttered pan, cook for at least 40 min @ 180 celcius
Under the flower, I made a mount with battered butter, peanut butter and confectioner sugar!
What I’d do differently and tips for next time:
-use gel food colrant rather than water based, easier to mix and stronger colors
-if the buttercream separates when making it, point a hair dryier onto the mixing bowl while mixing until creamy consistency is achieved.
-buy a tip coupler to switch tips
-a meat thermometer makes a fine flower nail…
-build the flower center with a single cone with a large round tip rather than mounting 3 cones with a petal tip
-try flowers with the grass tip green as the center, with white renonculus type petals