WARNING: Do not read if addicted to cake, chocolate or very hungry. 😉
If you’re a returning reader to my blog, you might have already seen some of my Pastry Course posts. It’s no secret that I love baking and learning how to make my cakes look more beautiful is one of my favourite things to do. In my two last courses I already learned how to make a Harry Potter book and an unicorn. While these two cakes were rather fancy, this time I went for something that looks easier, but still stunning: the decoration of filled cakes.
Filled cakes, you say, you’ve already filled all the other cakes you showed us. And yes, that’s absolutely true, but this time those were kinda special cakes. The difficulty of these cakes is e.g. that you can’t just cover them with marzipan or fondant because of their ingredients that would run out.
One of those was the prinsesstårta. It’s basically a vanilla cream cake covered with green marzipan. It’s really popular in Switzerland, so I’m happy that I now know how to bring the cake easily in the round dome shape. We decorated the cake with a white gum paste rose (not really delicious but looks great, doesn’t it?)
Next, we had the challenge to cover a chocolate cake with white fondant. (Surprise, surprise!) I kinda didn’t like the decoration of this cake, but I’m glad I’ve finally learnt how to create mixed colour shapes and gonna use that for cupcakes or nicer decorations another time. The decoration is made with royal icing by the way, which is egg white and sugar.
The previous chocolate cake tasted great, but the second one which is a chocolate ganache cake was the better chocolate cake (according to a not representative survey at the cake party). Instead of covering it with fondant or marzipan we covered it in ganache which is very, very filling, but very delicious. We created a white lily for the decoration. We didn’t have a lot time for that, so it didn’t look perfect, but it’s still a nice way to decorate your cake and make it look fabulous. Add the gift ribbon and everyone feels honored to eat that cake. 😉
Last but definitely not least (this one was with the ganache cake everybody’s favourite), there was a raspberry yogurt cake. It’s a rather light cake (if you can call it that) and perfect for summer. The decoration was in my opinion the most beautiful: we created the lace with a silicone mat and a special mass in the oven and then just pressed it on the cake. Afterwards we created a rose with edible paper.
This was a very intense day but it was worth it. I’ve learned a lot and everyone loved the cakes which always makes me a little too happy. 😉
What was the favourite thing you’ve ever baked? Out of these four cakes, it was definitely the yogurt cake even though I don’t really like fondant.