Learning Series 3 – Feathered Gateau
Posted by Annita on November 3, 2006
Hey,Pls don’t laugh seeing the photo…I know its a flop show… :))
My aim was to create a feathered effect with glace icing,but as you can see i dint get it correct.I was a bit late in running the knife across the lines,and by the time the icing got set and it just gave the mark of the knife…phew… Anyway the base cake is a chocolate fudge made using a store brought cake mix and here’s how i did it..
1.Prepare the cake and allow it to cool into room temperature.
2.Place the cake on a wire rack over aluminium foil.
3.Make chocolate flavoured glace icing,ensuring it is the right consistency to coat the back of the spoon.
4.Make white colored glace icing for decoration and keep it aside.
4.Pour the chocolate icing quickly over the cake to coat completely.
5.Shake the wire rack gently to encourage the icing to cover the cake evenly and smoothly.
6.If needed,use a cranked-handle palette knife to smooth the surface.
7.when all the excess icing has stopped falling carefully lift the cake and place it on a plate or a board.
8.For decoration,take white colored glace icing in a piping bag,snip the point off the piping bag and pipe parellel lines of icing across the top of the cake.
9.Immediately draw a cocktail stick or toothpick across the lines of icing in one direction and then in the opposite direction to create a feathered effect.
10.Pipe the borders with your choice of design.I’ve used store brought Wilton buttercream for this.
11.Decorate with piped icing designs.
12.Allow the icing to set.
Learn more about feathered icing here.
Recipe Source :- First Steps in Cake Decorating by Janice Murfitt