:::Sugar Alert::: :::Sugar Alert:::

July 14, 2010 Ka'ela Ja'el

For those of you watching your sugar intake, proceed with caution.

 

This week I decided to graduate from cupcakes and try my hand at decorating a large, whole cake. So, since Monday is Home Schooling cooking day, I got Munchkin to make a simple butter cake, mostly on his own.

This cake used:

2 varieties of fondant

  • Rolled Fondant
  • Fondant Icing

Royal Icing

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

 

Do you know how much sugar that is??? I think I’ve gone into sugar overload purely by osmosis.

In the process of making my fondant, I successfully killing my Kenwood Chef *sad face*. Which while a big problem, was an even bigger problem when I decided in all my wisdom to try making Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Tastes yum, let me tell you. But the Meringue part of the recipe…not a good idea when you don’t have a mixer! I am so feeling it in my arms today.

I have to say, Tusk is my hero, and managed to repair my Chef, which is, might I add, eleventy billion years old. Well, maybe not quite that old, but certainly getting close to 30 years old. But the discussion has been had about replacing it, and I have begun the process of investigating which kitchen toy I want :)  With it repaired I was able to finish the Meringue frosting. and begin the actual decorating part.

The main thing I was trying to achieve was learning how to roll out fondant and cover the cake, all pretty and smooth and white. Yes, well.

No, actually, for my first attempt, I’m really quite pleased. I can see lots of room for improvement, but I think mostly I know where I went wrong, or how to improve it. I don’t think I had the consistency of the fondant quite right, so it kept getting micro cracks and tears in it. The colour disagreed with me big time, and didn’t want to do what *I* wanted it to, but over all, not too bad. Oh, and we won’t talk about the consistency of the royal icing border on the bottom. Of course, by the time I got to that, I was getting to the ‘over it’ stage, as anyone who walked into the kitchen could attest.

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kathrynlinge  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Love the flower decoration!

  • 2. kathrynlinge  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Love the flower decoration!

  • 3. kathrynlinge  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Love the flower decoration!

  • 4. kathrynlinge  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Love the flower decoration!

  • 5. kathrynlinge  |  July 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Love the flower decoration!

  • 6. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 7. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 8. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 9. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 10. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 11. vodkandlime  |  July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wow, if that’s your first attempt, your second one is going to be amazing! And delicious 🙂

  • 12. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 13. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 14. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 15. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 16. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 17. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.

  • 18. hkneale  |  July 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Do not ask, do not dither. Just go straight for a KitchenAid. It will knead bread and not bat an eye.


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