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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chocolate Gateau No.2




Just came home from celebrating my Dad in law's birthday and I am about to explode. We had 10 course dinner and that's not counting my cake! It's been a busy day; I spent most of the day preparing the cake. At the last moment I almost didn't want to bring my cake coz I'm just so shy about it. Anyways, I'm quite happy how the cake turned out. My deco was much simplier, a couple of strawberries and some fondant flowers. Unfortunately, by the end of dinner we were all too stuffed to really enjoy the cake.


6 comments:

  1. wow jenny, your cake looks really pretty & yummy. I wanted to try making fondant decoration but was being held back by all the complicated steps.. It must be real fun playing & making those pretty flowers.

    My little prince wanted a Humpty Dumpty cake.. so i am thinking of way to draw it on his cake. Tmrw night will be a busy for me to work on his BD day. Hope it goes well.

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  2. This cake looks pretty and yummy! Well done! Next time I go back u gals must bake for me hor!

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  3. Thanks ladies for your complements. =)

    Anthea, u making cake for your prince? I still have a lot of fondant left, I can pass them to u coz I really dunno what else to do with them. U can use them on his cake.

    Sylvia, u will be flooded with pastries & cakes when u come back!! Just imagine each of us baking u something. Can have buffet leh. =)

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  4. i am making it tonite. already bought whipping cream & piping jelly so that i can mix color for the picture. i doubt i can draw even a proper oval shape on the cake... real headache!

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  5. I'll need to learn make fondant. Perhaps you could share to go about it.

    I like those pretty flower

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  6. Hi Yin,

    For the fondant I did my research fm the internet and in the end I decided to try the below recipe:
    - 3 tbsp warm water
    - 5 tsp gelatin
    - 1/2 cup liquid glucose (bought fm phoon huat)
    - 1 tbsp glycerine (also bought fm phoon huat)
    - 6 cups of sugar

    Method:
    - Add warm water to gelatin & stir till dissolve
    - add glucose & glycerine, mix well then set aside to cool
    - in large bowl, shift sugar & pour in above mixture
    - stir till combined

    After mixing all the liquid above, I realise I only have half of the sugar required, ie 3 cups. So I initally I mixed half of the liquid to the sugar and stired. But it still seemed very dry, so I mixed in more. In total I mixed in about 3/4 of the liquid. Even then, it was very crumbly. I try to knead the mixture then I put everything in a ziplock bag & chilled for half an hr. After tat the fondant seems more set and flexible. Then before I cut the foundant ( I bought fondant cutters fm phoon huat as well) I added 1-2 drops of colour and another 1-2 drops of water. Knead well, dush with corn flour then cut.

    Hope this helps. =

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