Saturday, May 30, 2009

How to make a birthday cake that children will surely love?


Birthday is one occasion which all long to celebrate especially on its first year. But birtdays without a perfect birthday cake would not be complete. Birthday cake is always thought of and is never missed during the planning stage. Birthday cake is the most important item to be displayed in the table for it brings the entire atmosphere joy and happiness in the occasion. Its quite ironic though, that the birthday cake is always the least item to be consumed. So to ensure that every guest and kids will surely love your birthday cake, try making one yourself.

To prepare the base cake refer to Chocolate Decadent Cake Recipe. Change baking pan into 9"x 5" rectangular pan.


Frosting: Creamy butter frosting recipe
  • 75 grams unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 4 Tbsp tablespoons milk
In a large clean mixing bowl, cream butter, salt, and vanilla using a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition. Add 3 tablespoons milk, continue beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached.

Chocolate Ganache for decorations and letterings
100 grams bittersweet chocolate, chopped
100 grams heavy cream
25 grams unsalted butter

DIRECTIONS
In a large saucepan, heat the chopped chocolate, heavy cream and butter stirring constantly until all the chocolate is melted and texture is smooth. Do not boil the chocolate mixture. When the right consistency and texture is achieved, remove immediately from heat and transfer in another container. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator. Ganache can be reheated in a double boiler over simmering water or using microwave oven.
For decorations, beat the cooled ganached until fluffy. Pour in pastry bag with the desired decorating tip attached.

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