Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cakes. Show all posts

Monday, 19 March 2012

Decorating Challenge # 4-week 2

 


Here we are in Decorating Challenge #4. 

From this month onwards, the event will be a monthly event, but it will be posted on every Monday. Therefore there will not be a special roundup post. 

Here are the simple rules to join with the event.

1)    Event Duration –Monthly

2)   Theme for this month – Anything goes (cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops etc any sweet decorated)

3)    Simply link any number of New or achieved posts related with the theme.

4)   Give a back link to this event or share the event badge with a link in your blog or events list.

5) Please be generous to visit others & encourage them with nice comments.

6) At the end of the month I will feature the most viewed posts.

7) Contact me via slfoodcorner@yahoo.com  if you have any problem to link.

I can't wait until I see your decorations for this month!!!


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Decorating Challenge #4

 


Here we are in Decorating Challenge #4. 

From this month onwards, the event will be a monthly event, but it will be posted on every Monday. Therefore there will not be a special roundup post. 
As a start,I posted this a little bit earlier. :)

Here are the simple rules to join with the event.

1)    Event Duration –Monthly

2)   Theme for this month – Anything goes (cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops etc any sweet decorated)

3)    Simply link any number of New or achieved posts related with the theme.

4)   Give a back link to this event or share the event badge with a link in your blog or events list.

5) Please be generous to visit others & encourage them with nice comments.

6) At the end of the month I will feature the most viewed posts.

7) Contact me via slfoodcorner@yahoo.com  if you have any problem to link.

I can't wait until I see your decorations for this month!!!


Friday, 20 January 2012

Simple Butter Cake



This is my basic butter cake recipe. I found this is easier to make & came out well. And though I try to decorate cakes,I like butter cake without any icing on it. :)

Ingredients (For 8inch/ (20 cm) baking pan)
200 g Butter in room temperature
200g sugar
200g flour
3 large eggs in room temperature
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbs milk

Method
Preheat oven for 350F.Grease the baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a parchment paper
In a bowl combine flour & baking powder, Sift, keep aside.
Beat butter & sugar together in low speed for 2 minutes. Then gradually add eggs for this mixture and mix in high speed for about 2 minutes until the batter become smooth.
Then add vanilla essence & milk.
Also gradually add flour while beating.
Once it becomes a smooth batter, fill the baking pan with batter.
Bake for about 40 to 45 mins or until golden brown.
A tooth pick inserted to cake should come out clean when it is baked.
Allow to cool the cake few minutes & transfer to a wire rack.
Cool completely before any decorating.


Sending to below events,

Bake Fest @  The Pumpkin Farm

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Tree Cupcakes




This is a fun & easy treat for Christmas season. However I saw this ice cream cone trees in many websites.
These trees are good for cupcakes or even good for ginger bread house decoration .
I used them to decorate cupcakes.

Here is the recipe.



Ingredients (for 6 nos)

6 ice-cream cones
Buttercream Icing coloured in green
Few colourfull candy (M & M)
6 cupcakes

Method

First you need to bake cupcakes. (Here is the recipe for vanilla cupcakes)



Start decorating after cupcakes are cool down,
I used a star tip for decorating.
First use some icing in the bottom of ice cream cones and paste them on top of cup cakes.
Then cover it with butter cream icing in the pattern of top to bottom.
After covered the Ice-cream cone, paste some candy. Icing itself will act as glue & easy to hold candies.
I used a gum candy as the top of the tree.
They look so colorful & good for Christmas season.


Saturday, 26 November 2011

Buttercream Roses



Here is the 2nd try with Buttercream roses & it was better than the earlier cake.

A video on how to make buttercream roses ,




Oh yes,my roses are different from actual roses. :)


But these roses made me happy as they were my begginer cakes.


Decorating with Buttercream Roses


Here is my try of making roses with butter cream icing. Still I am very new to cake decorating & here is my 1st try of making roses.You can see that with these photos.Even the out lines are not straight & smooth. :)
And I don't have some correct tools yet,so I used alternative methods. :)


This cake was done few months ago, but I couldn’t post it. Today I thought of posting few cakes I have done earlier. There is a reason for it….Because again I am in a mood to decorate some cakes.

Here is a video on how to make roses with buttercream icing.


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Starting of a new journey to explore cake decorating-Henna Cake

I am a toddler when speak about cake decorating. I have decorated few cakes, less than 5 but they didn’t come out neat & nice as I expected. Have to improve more from the beginning.
Even I didn’t share those here as they were not neat & nice. But I always learnt cooking by sharing with others & improved with the comments I received. So I thought of sharing those my first cakes here & started a new journey to explore cake decorations.


This cake is decorated using butter icing.(I used a butter cake)
My butter icing recipe
½ cup shortening
½ cup butter
4 cups confectionary sugar
2 tbspn milk
1 tsp vanila

First beat butter & shortening. Add vanilla & mix well.Then add confectionary sugar slowly & mix well. Then add milk & continue beating until get a smooth paste.

Used the tip which we use for letters. (Tip no 2 )
I wanted to try a ‘Henna Cake’. I thought it would be easier. Oh what I thought was not correct. It was not easy  to get the lines continuously.
However taste was good.
This is my cake.