Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Blackberry Cake

Hi guys !
Sorry, no savory post this week, I've been busy making cakes :D
This is the cake that i made today,
for a guy who is a blackberry addict.
The birthday boy's sister ordered this cake from me !

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Its a two layered chocolate cake, filled and frosted with chocolate ganache, than covered with fondant
The alphabets on the keys and the side border is made with Royal icing (see recipe below)
Its a very versatile icing that dries with a smooth matte finish.
Any color can be added to this to suit your style !
And yeah, let it air dry, do not, under any circumstances put it in the fridge to dry (as i did the first time i made it a few years back) it becomes a mess when u take it out, all your effort gone to waste.
Just let it air dry.
Ingredients :
2 egg whites
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/4 tsp of cream of tartar (or lime juice or a pinch of salt)
Method :

Before starting make sure your beaters and the bowl are grease free,

wipe them with a little bit of lemon juice or vinegar.

Beat egg white with cream of tartar till foamy 
Start adding sugar 1 tbsp at a time till all the sugar is incorporated (Do not add all the sugar at once)

Beat till glossy and stiff peaks form.

This can now be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes or cookies!

Cover it with a cling wrap until ready to use, to prevent drying.

Yea, i know, i somehow missed one line of the dollar sign !:D

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  1. wow, tats a great work done. So what is that black keyboard made off? Is it chocolate ganache itself?
    U have a great space here, glad to follow you. Check out my space as well.

  2. Omg, wat a mindblowing cake, absolutely looks stunning..great job..

  3. @PrathibhaSreejithHi
    Thank u !!
    The whole cake is covered with black colored fondant, the ganache is underneath that.
    And thank u for following, I'll be following you right back !

  4. Thanks for the follow back Sidra and thanks for the quick reply as well. I'm sure u r really passionate about baking and we can see ur passion in this cake. Really impressive, great job!!!!!

  5. Hy Sidra,
    amazing preparation...I'm in awe of you..
    just found your space....lovely space you hve...
    interesting recipes with stunning cliks..
    Am your happy follower now..;)
    do stop by mine sometime.
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Nice piece of work..I'm sure the birthday boy is happy to see such fine cake! Well done.

  7. @JayHi Jay !!
    thank u so much !!
    I'm following u right back !!

  8. Hi Sidra, this cake is adorable. Thank you so much for showing us how to make one. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. @ChrisHi !
    Thank you for stopping and appreciating my work!
    And thank you for following. I'm following you right back !

  10. Hello Sidra,
    Followed you back from your comment at my blog - thanks so much for visiting and for linking up to my event!This is my first time here and I'm absolutely awed at what a wonderful baker you are.The Blackberry cake looks so perfect and can't believe it's homemade!I loved being here and am following you from now on - do keep coming back to my place:)

  11. Wow! That is an Amazing cake! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial and for sharing on Thursday's Treasures! <3 and hUgs!

  12. its adorable...great work.Perfect Birthday treat for a guy.he is so lucky to recieve it from her sister...Thanks a lot for linking with Decorating Challenge-Royal Icing