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Clash of Clans – Hog Rider Fondant Cake


I made this cake the day before my son’s birthday.  It was a long process but there was a lot of waiting time in between steps.

I first started to prepare chocolate ganache for cake frosting.  Used 500g semi-sweet chocolate chips and 250g thickened cream.  (don’t know why the baking chocolate bar are more expensive than chocolate chips)

This is how it looked after sitting in room temperature for a few hours.IMG_0302

 

I took a small amount out, approx 50g and mixed with more thicken cream for making whipped frosting.

 

 

 

 

While waiting for the chocolate to set, I baked a 9-inch red velvet cake, separated in two pans. 

I used whipped ganache as frosting between the two layers of cake and then apply layers of chocolate ganache over the stacked cake.  I had to repeatedly frost and then put cake into the fridge to harden.    

Then I covered the cake with fondant.  This was ready-colored green fondant.  It is more expensive than plain white fondant but I am very glad I used this as it will take a long time to work on mixing color into white fondant and get to this depth of color. 

Next was the main character – Hog Rider.  I had lots of help from our helper.    

Here is the final product.  

I didn’t realise the middle portion of the green fondant was so thick.  Something I need to pay attention to next time.    

Could hardly see the frosting in between the cake layers.  Should prepare more next time.  

I am glad to report that we finished the cake within two days.

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

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

 

 

My 1st fondant project


Have been trying to avoid using fondant cause I don’t like to eat them but I must say they are best for kids celebration cake/cupcake.

And I have finally done it for F’s birthday.

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There is no fondant here but the mini figures are too cute

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Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time, could have done better

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