CAKE 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 3 large eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup hot coffee FILLING AND FROSTING 1 1/4 pounds bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon s...
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Normally at this time of year I have all the teachers presents sorted, normally something personalised or unusual but this year I bought a house mould from lakeland. I tested it out for my brother in laws 18 th and he loved it so decided that’s what I would do for my daughters 3 teachers As per usual I’ve left it till the last minute but I had been making my battlefield cookie cake. So this morning I made a start on melting the chocolate. All has not gone to plan :-( the first h...
I have had some interest in “how to” on this cake, so here is a tutorial to help along the way. Carved and ganache chocolate cake (apologies I do not have photos of the smoothing process) I then covered it with flesh coloured fondant. Then I covered with blue fondant that I previously had cut a pattern and did the same for the burgundy coloured fondant too. To save time, I used a floral patchwork cutter to indent a pattern so I have an outline to follow fo...
This tutorial is the technique that I came up with that made it easier for me to make sure that I got straight even sides and a completely flat top every time I ganached a cake. The technique I came up with is kind of a mix of the upside down method that everyone knows about and the technique used by Faye Cahill where she uses two boards (one on top and one on bottom) to help ganache her cakes. My technique as I say is a mix of both and hopefully you find it helpful. There are many way...
I have always wanted to make chocolate mmf. I had a good recipe for basic mmf, so I knew I just had to play with it to get what I wanted. I purused the internet looking. I took what I liked best, used my basic recipe and tweaked it. Came up with a winner. It is positively yummy. INGREDIENTS: 1 16 oz bag mini marshmallows 2 tblsp chocolate syrup…. like Hershey’s, or whatever brand you like 2 tblsp corn syrup…. dark or light, doesn’t matter 1-2 tblsp flavor...
Ingredients: 4 1/2 C sifted all purpose flour 3 C white sugar 1 C good quality unsweetened cocoa powder 1 C vegetable oil 3 C water (or you can substitute 1 C of water for 1 C of almond or soy milk for a denser/richer cake) 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 C vanilla flavoring or 2 Tbsp of pure vanilla extract Directions: Sift dry ingredients together and whisk well. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for one...
Best Chocolate American Butter Cream Icing (Crusting) This chocolate butter cream is absolutely lush and has a nice, rich brown color. It crusts well, so you can use the Viva method to smooth it. It also pipes beautifully. By far my favorite recipe for chocolate ABC when it comes to taste. Recipe doubles and triples well! Ingredients 1 cup salted butter, softened (2 sticks) 6 to 8 ounces unsweetened, bittersweet, or semi-sweet chocolate (or any combination) 2 tablespoons clear ...
Hi everyone! I have worked with Modelling Chocolate (referred to as M/C throughout this article) many times over the past few months, trying to find the perfect recipe, and the best ways to use it. I have encountered many wonderful results, but also disasters, mistakes and mishaps. This is why I have decided to write this article, so none of you will ever have to perform a M/C ‘test-period’ again! Modelling Chocolate has changed the wonders of modern day Sugarcraft. It has adde...
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