For this weeks Funday Sunday I’ve made a colourful four tiered cake filled with jam, cream and fresh fruits.
I wanted my cake to be colourful with a very white sponge to help make the colours stand out. The recipe I used didn’t use egg yolks and sadly I thought the sponge was very dense.
For this weeks Funday Sunday I’ve made a selection of mini puddings which is also known as a Cafe Groument.
My puddings consisted of a strawberry cheesecake, basil infused panna cotta, creme caramel, lemon meringue ice-cream and a shortbread biscuit.
It’s a lot of work but was worth it although when I came to serve my puddings I realised that a normal spoon was just a little bit too big for the glasses but luckily enough we had some baby spoons that came to the rescue
As it’s valentines day I thought these lovely strawberries cut into the shape of strawberries were appropriate.
Happy Valentines Day
Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so for Funday Sunday I’ve made Fortune Cookies.
These were fun to make using a simple mixture of whisked egg whites, flour, sugar and butter. They start out as thin discs of batter that are cooked for a few minutes and then shaped by hand.
They taste amazing
Happy Chinese New year
Following on with my decorations, this week I have been practicing hand piped chocolate leaves. My last leaves were painted on to actual leaves to create the decoration and the detailed veins. Today I am actually piping the leaves and also using cocktail sticks to give the leaves a bit more detail.
Although this looks simple it does take practice and hopefully I should soon be able to create a bake that tastes amazing and looks absolutely stunning.
I’ll end now as it’s time to get ready for the Great Sport Relief Bake Off.