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Chocolate Cake Pop


Whenever I do a decorated cake, in this case my girl’s tiered cake, I always got a lot of leftover cake and frosting. The best way to consume them is the make cake pops and to share with class…IMG_8934IMG_8937

Tiered Chocolate Cake with Fondant


As my girl is not a dessert fan and only likes a very limited type of cakes, she has requested for a chocolate cake that she could eat for her birthday party…meaning both the cake and the frosting made with chocolate.

Thanks to her request, I found out that chocolate ganache is best as frosting underneath fondant so here is my first chocolate ganache chocolate cake…IMG_8884

I didn’t plan well in advance so did not have enough time for the ganache to set and for the frosted cake to set. I read from a lot of posts on the web saying it is not necessary to put ganache covered cake in the fridge but given the hot weather in Singapore, I did not dare to leave it out.

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Since I did not have enough time for the ganache to harden, I couldn’t get the very sharp edges after covering with fondant.  But I was happy anyway.

Another problem I had was the fondant was tearing apart and had cracks.  I wonder if I knead and rolled for too long and dried out the fondant.  Need to experiment again.  IMG_8888 IMG_8890 IMG_8893

 

And here is the finished product…IMG_8911

Red Velvet Layered Cake


It was hubby’s birthday and happened to have a day off from school so they helped and did half the baking work…red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  The cake was adapted from this great recipe on Smitten Kitchen.IMG_6522 IMG_6524 IMG_6526 IMG_6530 IMG_6531

Minion Cupcakes


The annual birthday cake making routine does not just end with the party cake…there is also the cupcake sharing at school on the actual birthday.  So here we were, round 2 of Minion baking…

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Minion Fondant Cake


 

After much deliberation with my son, we have settled on doing a minion cake for his birthday.  It wasn’t a difficult cake to make but I always have trouble with covering a whole cake with fondant.

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With the lack of practice and trials, the fondant layer turned out to be too thick (as I worried).  IMG_6464