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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

Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Cookie


Had these at a cafe last week and had been thinking of making them since…

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They turned out to be yummy and not too sweet…very happy but worry I will eat too much….

Cake pop (1)


To best utilize the layered cakes (eating them isn’t), I tried making cake pops. The most tricky part turns out to be melting the chocolate and getting it to the right consistency.

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Layered cake practice (1)


F chose vanilla cake for birthday so I have started looking for a good recipe for heavy frosting and also to practice making layer cake.

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This recipe is too filling but taste fine. Chocolate cream cheese need more milk to make it easier to frost the cake.