Baby shower cake
To make a baby shower cake was new to me. The wish from the prospective mother was very clear: a pregnant belly cake in blue tones for a little baby boy who is expected to the world in late October. I could not resist the challenge, even though I did not have any special baking tins to this. A salad bowl and two snacks bowls in porcelain with rounded bottom was my salvation, however. Was quite satisfied with the result, although I think is pretty scary to cut into such a cake. Have a nice Saturday evening everyone!
3 + 5 eggs (3 eggs for the chest area + 5 eggs to the stomach area)
1 + 2 tsp baking powder
blue paste color
300 grams unsalted butter
5 cups powdered sugar
600 grams of cream cheese
75 grams of sour cream
2 tsp vanilla essence
3 tablespoons syrup
Here's how: Grease and floure the molds (I used 2 snacks bowls and a salad bowl to bake this cake). Measured up the eggs in a glass. Start with the three eggs for the chest area. Take an equally large glass and fill with as much sugar. Whisk eggs and sugar for at least 15 minutes. Measure up a third identical glass half full of flour and half potato flour (It should be same amount as the sugar) Mix it into the egg mixture together with the baking powder and pasta color. Mix gently, but not for long. Divide the batter into the molds and bake at 175 degrees C for about 20 minutes (or until you feel with a stick and it comes out dry). Do the same procedure again for the stomach area, but it will take a little longer in the oven because it is more batter, about 45 minutes. Let the cakes to cool and split in half so you have two layers of each. Meanwhile make the frosting by whisking butter fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat on high speed for about 10 minutes. Add the cream cheese and beat on low speed until is mixed. Add the sour cream, vanilla and syrup. Mix well and use to fill the cake with, and putty as desired. Dress the cake according to your own taste. I have used both sugar paste and marzipan cake for the picture.
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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden