Rockabilly cake

06/04/2015 09:35

Easter now, and it seems like I do everything else except "Easter-ish" things. I have not even begun to think about what is to be served as dessert for Easter dinner, which is tomorrow by the way. The food I have it covered, but the rest I should probably begin to plan. I, however, have been busy with a Rockabilly cake instead.....that was delivered this morning to a colleague of mine. She surprise her daughter on the 30th day ... and as the daughter is such a rockabilly enthusiast, it was not at all difficult to choose the theme for the cake. The car at the top has apparently been a car she loved very much and I have printed on edible paper, just like the pictures on the Rockabilly girls around the cake. The rest of the decorations are made of sugar paste. I myself can not say much about Rockabilly world, but hope to have captured a small part of its charm in the cake. Congratulations Martina!

The cake is baked in two bakingpans of 18 cm in diameter, but because cake will be very high, it will be enough to at least 15 people.
Bases (2pans gives 4 layers):
12 eggs
potato flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
red paste color

300 grams unsalted butter
5 cups powdered sugar
600 grams of cream cheese
75 gram cream
2 tsp vanilla essence
3 tablespoons syrup

Here's how: Start by dressing two molds of 18 cm in diameter with baking paper. Let the paper stick up well above the edges because the bottoms will be very high. Measured up the 12 eggs into a large pitcher. Take an equally large pitcher and fill with as much sugar. Whisk eggs and sugar for at least 15 minutes. Measured up a third identical pitcher half full of flour and half potato flour. It should be amount to the same amount as sugar. Mix it into the egg mixture together with the baking powder and paste color. Mix gently but not for long. Spread the batter into the two molds and bake at 175 degrees C for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile make the frosting by whisking the 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 deet is mixed. Add the sour cream, vanilla and syrup. Mix well and use to fill the cake with. The cake is also dressed with sugarpaste and all decorations are eatible.

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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden