Wednesday, February 18, 2009

۞♣♫♥Third times a charm~~~۞♣♫♥

I decided to try my hand at a fondant cake again, it is a gift box cake, and thanks to the previous two practices im getting the hang of it... i've even decided to add a 3D bow on top. I've put before and after photos of the bow to give more of an idea as to how it is assembled. Take a look...


First cut 8 strips of 12cm in length and 3cm width. Then fold it onto each other glueing it together with a little bit of water, and then cut the end of the strips so it resembles an arrow. Also cut a 6cm x 3cm strip to make a circle and fasten it using water.

I let them dry over night by putting them on their sides and assembled it on the cake the next day, but you can also assemble it immediately and then just keep it from falling down by putting tissue paper inside some wax paper and put it inside the bows.
Ok, next... i baked the cake, made from scratch, i did a double batch of cake batter, any old cake will do. This is a chocolate cake it is very moist. Also i did it in 3 layers and iced it with butter cream icing

Chocolate Cake recipe

  • 250 ml Hot water

  • 125 ml Cocoa

  • 3 eggs

  • 15ml Baking Powder

  • 1ml Salt

  • 125ml Canola oil

  • 375ml Sugar

  • 450ml Cake flour

  • 5ml vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

Mix cocoa, hot water and oil together untill everything is dissolved. Let it cool. Beat the eggs and sugar untill it is light yellow and fluffy. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture then add the cocoa mixture mix well. Pour into pans and bake for 25 - 30 min. Remember to make double the batter if you want 3 or 4 layers of cake.

Next, ice the cake with butter cream icing

And after all of this is finished you can cover the cake with the fondant and assemble the bow...

I piped a border with butter cream icing~~



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