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Elmo Cake

Posted by Annita on July 8, 2008

 

My little boy turned 4 last week.And this time he wanted an “ELMO” cake.He’s not a great elmo fan,still he asked for it.Donno why…Kids..ah..they keep on changing their likings .

But i was not prepared for an elmo cake and i got only little time to plan something.So the easiest thing was to get a character cake pan. Personally,i don’t prefer character cake pans .If we could borrow them from someone,then its fine .Otherwise they are waste of money,how many elmo cakes are we going to bake ?

Anyway this cake is baked in a Wilton Elmo Face Cake Pan and is piped with hairs using Icing tip #233

I baked 2 elmo cakes and filled them with buttercream icing .

Check Sesame street cakes and leran how to make an elmo cake.

Simple White Cake

Ingredients :

All purpose flour(Maida) – 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking powder – 1 and 3/4 tsps
White sugar  – 1 cup
Unsalted Butter – 1/2 cup
Eggs – 2 large
Vanilla Extract – 2 tsps
Milk – 1/2 cup

(Note : All the ingredients have to be in the room temperature.)
Method:-

Sift together flour and baking powder and keep it aside.Preheat oven to 350 F and grease and flour a 9X9 inch cake pan.

Take a bowl and beat together sugar and butter until creamy.Beat in the eggs one by one,then stir in vanilla. Add the flour to the creamed mixture and mix them together.Finally stir in the milk until you get a smooth batter.

Pour it to the greased cake pan and bake for 30 -0 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.Cool in the pan for 15 minutes and then gently tap into the cooling rack.

Recipe adapted from All recipes.com

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Kid’s Cake (Thomas & Friends)

Posted by Annita on October 19, 2007

This is the cake I decorated for my son’s 3rd birthday.He is a great Thomas fan and so I had to do something with the theme Thomas.It was a 2 tier cake covered with buttercream frosting,first tier was a white cake and the second one a chocolate.The pebbles were made of fondant and the Thomas track set is bought from Walmart bakery section.

Thomas Cake
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Thomas The Tank Engine

I know the pictures are not so good,I completely forget about taking pictures while struggling to put together the birthday party.So these are the only pictures I have with me now.So sorry guys,please bear with me for time being.

Checkout this too: Thomas the Tank Engine Tutorial

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Wilton Course – Photo Essay

Posted by Annita on July 11, 2007

Finally I completed all the 4 courses in Cake Decoration by Wilton.I’ve taken it in a nearby Hobby Lobby store,each course comprises of 4 two -hr sessions,and its really fun and easy.In a few weeks you could amaze your family with your talents.Here’s a recap from me..

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Course 1 : Discover Cake decorating

Clowns Cake
Clever Clown cake

Rose flower cake
Rose Spray Cake

Course 2 : Flowers and Baskets

Two birds Cake
Floral Basketweave Cake

Course 3 : Fondant and Tiered Cakes

Giftbox Cake
Bright Package Cake

 

Two Tier Cake

Tier 1

Tier 2
Tiered Cake

Course 2 : Fondant and Gumpaste

Richly Romantic

Richly Romatic
Richly Romatic Cake

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White chocolate cake

Posted by Annita on April 17, 2007

White Cake

White Cake
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Here’s a cake which i decorated recently.It is a white moist cake frosted with Wilton buttercream icing and decorated with grated white chocolate and Indian cherries.

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Wilton Buttercream Icing(Stif consistency)

Posted by Annita on April 17, 2007

This is the recipe taught to us in Wilton Cake decorating class.

Wilton Buttercream

Ingredients :-

Solid white vegetable shortening – 1 cup
Wilton flavour(Vanilla,Almond or Butter) – 1 tsp
Milk or water – 2 tbsp
Pure cane confectioners’ sugar – 1 lb (approx 4 cups)
Wilton Meringue Powder – 1 tbsp
salt – a pinch (optional)

Method:-

Cream shortening,flavoring and water.Then add all the other ingredients and mix on medium speed until all the ingredientsnhave been thoroughly mixed together.Blend an additional minute or so,until creamy.

This stiff consistency recipe is used for decorations such as flowers with upright petals like roses and sweet peas.

Medium consistency:- Add 1 tsp water to each cup of stiff consistency icing(one additional tbsp of water when using the full recipe).Mix until well blended.Medium consistency is used to create stems,figure piping,borders and flowers with petals that lie flat.

Thin consistency :- Add 2 tsps of water to each cup of stiff consistency icing(two tbsps of additional liquid when using the full recipe).Mix until well blended.Thin consistency icing is used for writing,making stems,leaves and frosting a cake.

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