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My blog turned one today…

Posted by Annita on February 16, 2007

Blog Birthday

Today i’m very excited to let you all know that i’ve completed my first year of blogging with 153 posts.When i started blogging,I didn’t excpect it to go this far.But last year was very much entertaining,educative and encouraging for me.I’ve gained many friends,learned about new cuisines and new food,also i enjoyed participating in blog events and memes.Many thanks to my dear husband and all my dear friends(fellow bloggers and non-bloggers) for your love and constant support.

The cake is frosted with butter cream icing and decorated with sugar frosted flowers and cornelli design.

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Sugar Frosted Flowers

Posted by Annita on February 16, 2007

These delicate decorations are simply fresh flowers preserved using egg whites and sugar.Once dried,they will last for several weeks.If you don’t want to use it immediately, store them betweens tissue paper sheets in a box and keep in a warm dry place.

Choose small fresh flowers for this,i prefer using edible flowers.If you ask a florist ,they’ll help you in selecting edible flowers.This can be done with small fruits,herbs or fruit leaves.

Sugar frosted Flowers

What do you need :-

Fresh flowers/fruits
Lightly beaten egg whites
Caster sugar
Small paint brush

Method:-

Dry the flowers and leaves with kitchen tissues,and leave a small stem intact if possible.Place some caster sugar in a plate.Using a fine paint brush,paint both sides of the flower petals and leaves and stems with lightly beaten egg white.
Spoon the sugar over the flower petals to coat them evenly on both sides.

Sugar frosted Flowers

Carefully shake the flower to remove any excess sugar and gently arrange the coated petals on a wire rack covered with kitchen paper.Store in a warm dry place until dry.

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Drop Flowers

Posted by Annita on February 8, 2007

Drop Flowers

Drop Flowers

Here’s another cake which i’ve decorated 3 months back for our friends’ wedding anniversery.The cake is frosted with buttercream and decorated with royal iced drop flowers.Learn to make drop flowers here.

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Teddy Bear cake

Posted by Annita on February 2, 2007

Teddy bear Cake

Teddy bear Cake

Teddy bear Cake

Here’s my first character cake which i made for our friends’ kids’ birthday celebration.
The cake is prepared in a teddy bear cake pan and piped with stars using buttercream icing(Wilton recipe).

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Learning Series 4-Praline Gateau

Posted by Annita on November 20, 2006

Praline Gateau

Praline Gateau
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Method:-

1.Bake two square cakes.
2.Cool the cake and level it using a knife/cake leveler,to remove the crown from the cake.
3.Cut all the four sides of one cake to make it a smaller square cake.
4.Apply apricot glaze over the cake and allow it to set.
5.Prepare butter icing and praline and keep it aside.
6.Using a metal spatula gently apply butter icing evenly all over the cakes to get a smooth finish.
7.Apply crushed praline on the sides of the cake using your hands.
8.Allow the icing to set completely.
9.Carefully place the smaller cake over the bigger.
10.Pipe border designs.
11.Prepare some more caramel and pipe different patterns using this .Also dip strawberries/any other fruits in the caramel and allow it to cool.
12.Decorate the cake with caramel dipped fruits and piped caramel designs.
13.Serve immediately.

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