Okay this year’s birthday cake is supposed to be better than the last.
Again it was studio100 themed ‘Bumba’ cake.
The first I made
And I was only a half-year wise about pastry. (in other words I only had a half-year school when I made this)
One year later…
The second cake
Now exactly a year later with a little bit more experience I made this cake.
It still isn’t the best of the best.
But I like the fact I got the decoration smooth.
This year I took precautions, since I only have a mini oven, means I couldn’t bake a square cake like this, so I kindly asked one baker I know and he made it fresh on the day I came to pick up the biscuit and make my cake. ^_^
nice clean biscuit 😀
It was filled with strawberry jam and strawberry bavarois.
I took it the easy way with bavarois actually.
Since I understood it needed gelatine anyway, and in egg yolk there is lecithin that also acts as a thickener, I only used sugared cream, strawberry jam, egg white powder mixed with water and gelatine.
The egg yolk would give it a bit custard taste to it so I left that out on purpose and since gelatine stiffens the whole thing just as well I decided to use that.
Sadly I did this roughly with half following the measurement of a recipe book, so I don’t know how much I used of everything. ^_^’
Well I do know I used +/- one liter sugared cream (for whipped cream) in total and 10 gram egg white powder with 100 gram water (I did add sugar but did that on feeling) and 9 leafs of gelatine.
The strawberry jam and the sugar that was added was completely based on nothing. 😛
It still tasted good and even my sister-in-law was surprised how well it all looked.
I got some compliments, but my sister-in-law took a precaution as always and bought a 2 layer cake decorated with fondant. (It gave a little dent into my pride)
Next year I will try to be make an awesome cake for my nephew that would be better than the bought one.
At least I’ll try. 😛
Yay! Finally through the exam with almost everything finished.
Still dislike peeling apples. Even though I ordered peeled ones I still had to do that myself.
But the biggest difference was that I gained 15 minutes extra for the marzipan daffodils. (that and I put some things in the dishwasher which I should not have done if I wanted more time)
Also found out I could take everything for free and a box costed €0,50 and you get a cover as well.
I knew I would come home with a full café at sight so I put in as much as I could get and used the cover to bring home my fruit-tart and the other was stuffed with cookies and 6 apple dumplings. 😀
The cookies where quickly gone as well as the apple dumplings.
So I’m regretting at the moment for not taking pictures.
But look what I found in the computer!
Made this for someones birthday.
Really simple but I had about 1 hour to decorate and fill.
It is chocolate cake with vanilla cream (from a jar (ONLY IN CASE OF time EMERGENCY))
It is fully covered and decorated with fondant.
She liked it a lot… I thought it was way too sweet. (considering how much sugar was involved)
Then on to my garden.
The strawberries are doing well.
They are growing so slow.
Yet I hope they will live on and not die like my tomatoes. (cats and their instincts)
The sprouts outside are doing well. Mother nature is now taking care of them for the biggest part.
Now only cross my fingers she will stay kind. XD
P.s. I have watched a movie, but the review(s) have to wait since I lack a bit in time.
Helping a bit out in the café takes a lot of time and school gives some assignments as well.
Yes an easy cake or birthday cake.
If you know how you can use a piping-bag than this is a piece of cake!
A good cake doesn’t have to be difficult
As you can see the only thing that was used for this cake was:
– Whipped cream
– Strawberry jam
– Biscuitcake (or normal cake) I used a mix.
– chocolate pieces (take a chocolate bar and grater)
– more whipped cream
– chocolate pieces bought in the supermarket
Mine was 35×25 cm and I used about 0,9 liter whipped cream and a half jar of strawberry jam.
That is quite a lot and it was just enough for 35 people.
I did get my compliments for this cake and some even had high expectations, since they already tasted one of my cakes before (thanks to my brother ^^)
It was fun to make this for my little niece who was more interested in eating the strawberries and chocolates than putting them on the cake where I said they were supposed to go, but you can let go of it since she became 3.