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360 gr. cake flour
1/2 ts salt
1 ts mixed spice
1 ts ground cinnamon
1 cup of butter
270 gr brown sugar
rind of 1 lemon, grated
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup of dried cherries and candied fruit peel
60 gr of almonds, chopped
4 tb milk
2 tb apricot jam
300 gr marzipan
1. Grease and line a 9" cake pan (3" high). Sift flour, salt, spice and cinnamon together.
2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and creamy, add lemon rind.
3. Add eggs one by one. Add 3 tb of flour towards end to prevent mixture from curdling.
4. Fold in the rest of the flour, fruit, and milk.
5. Spoon half mixture into pan and spread evenly.
6. Roll half of marzipan to a 9" circle. Place on top of mixture.
7. Spoon rest of mixture and hollow centre slightly.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then at 300 degrees for an hour.
9. Cool in pan for 15 mts. Turn out on to cooling rack.
10. Brush centre and edge of cake with apricot jam. Roll remaining marzipan to decorate.
* I could not find marzipan in the supermarket (they only bring it for Christmas), so I make my own with 2 egg whites, 1 1/2 cup of ground almond, 2 or 3 cups of icing sugar + 1 ts of vanilla extract and 1 ts of almond extract. Put everything in Kitchenaid and mix until desired consistency.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
We will start with the shape of an egg, any colour you like...
And then, you will need 5 white fondant balls: 4 pea size balls and 1 bigger ball for the head
So, with 2 of the white pea size balls, form feet and attach with edible glue
Now you will have the feet attached, you need to form the head with the bigger white fondant ball, and add a very small pink fondant ball for nose and mouth. Attach head with glue and you could add a fine spaghetti just in case. Add ears with edible glue and paint eyes with edible marker...
And now it is time to attach the arms which have been done out of 2 of the white pea size balls, as shown in picture 2.
You will probably will get carried away and add a little chick, too... Or a carrot...
Whatever you do, just have fun! And have a great Easter weekend!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
In the same way we embrace the spring, we welcome the bunny rabbit! During this week, I will be posting some ideas on how to decorate cakes or cupcakes with the bunny rabbit. This is an 8" cake, iced with vanilla buttercream, and the border done with a grass tip. Ears, face features, and flowers done with fondant.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A bomb cake! I really love this cake. It was done for a Secret Agent birthday party. It was all covered in black chocolate buttercream. Decorations were done in fondant.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Happy pink day!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A lovely cake for a beautiful wedding, where the theme was black and white and red roses. The bottom tier had this daisy shape which gave the cake a very unique look.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Have I told you how much I love graduation day? THIS much! It has always been a very special day to me because when each cake is already finished, this is what you see... Absolutely lovely! It was graduation day at Michaels, Vancouver (the Broadway store), and these cakes you see here belong to Anne, Valerie, Edith, Tom (who kindly sent me all these pictures), Sandra, Barb, and Anna.
Congratulations to all of you!!! :)
Friday, February 22, 2013
Have you ever seen dinosaur bowling? Well, that's why cakes are amazing! In the sugar world, dinosaurs are allowed to have a great time bowling! They can even sit on cupcakes, too!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I wanted to share these photos of Amita's beautiful heart cake and cupcakes. She made them, on Valentine's Day, for a breast cancer fundraiser organized by a team called "breast friends". I heard that the cake and cupcakes were delicious! Way to go, Amita!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
It's a Gingerbread kind of love...! Remember those candy hearts? When I bought them at the supermarket the other day, the girl at the cash register told me they are called "Conversational Hearts'... I don't know how that works, but I like that name! Have a very lovely day!!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Alice in Wonderland cake. One of the many cakes from the summer that I hadn't posted. The best part of it was to see the birthday's girl reaction: She was so thrilled that she even hugged the cake!!! :))
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I just realised I haven't written anything in this blog since last year! Wow! I think I was just hibernating... Caught up in a white sweet dream... Not that I haven't been doing things... Like this beautiful and delicate wedding cake: All buttercream and white chocolate shavings on top! Love it!
Well, this is the end of hibernation for me. Back to reality! And also, some kind of celebration. I just realise I have been making cakes for 10 years now. Isn't that neat? So, Happy Anniversary to me!!!