Saturday, 29 August 2015

※ Amelie's 3rd Birthday Party (Frozen Theme)


Shot glass desserts:

Left to right strawberry mousse, chocolate mousse & lemon jelly

Olaf Cake:
Angel food Cake filled with Bonne Maman strawberry preserves.
Decorated with blue candied coated chocolate.



Take home drink bottles:
All blue with exception of birthday girls in pink.


Elsa Cake:
Angel food Cake filled with Bonne Maman strawberry preserves
Decorated with white candied coated chocolate.

Assorted Frozen Character lolly bags:
Theses were a big hit!

Assorted character cupcakes:
Angel food Cake topped with vanilla buttercream and blue crystal
sugar.

ANGEL FOOD CAKE

Angel food Cake filled with Bonne Maman strawberry preserves : recipe adapted from allrecipes.com


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS


Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks, and then add cream of tartar,  &vanilla extract.
Sift together flour, sugar, and salt.

Gently combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients, and then pour into an ungreased 25cm cake pan.
Place cake pan in a cold oven. Turn the oven on; set it to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). 

Cook for about one hour, or until cake is golden brown.
Invert cake, and allow it to cool in the pan. 

When thoroughly cooled, remove from pan.

BUTTERCREAM ICING

  • one pound (450 g) unsalted butter, 
  • four large eggs, 
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar, 
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) table salt, and 
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract. 

Start by cracking all four eggs into the metal bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar, salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl.

Whisk until the eggs, sugar, salt, and extract are evenly combined.

Find a pot that the mixing bowl can sit on without touching the bottom of the pan. Pour about 1/2-in. (about 1 cm) water into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and place the mixing bowl over the water pot to form a double boiler. This will allow us to heat the eggs slowly, minimizing the chances that the egg proteins will tighten up (forming scrambled eggs). Whisk continuously over the steaming water until the eggs reach 160°F  / 
71.1 Degrees Celcuis, as measured by an instant read thermometer.

Once the mixture reaches 160°F / 71.1 Degrees Celcuis, take it off the heat and beat on medium-high with the flat beater attachment for five minutes. The egg mixture will turn light yellow and fluffy. The mixture should have cooled by this time. Touch the side of the mixing bowl to check the temperature. If the mixture is too warm, it will melt the butter while you add it and the buttercream might not come together.

Reduce the mixer's speed to low and begin cutting pieces of butter into the mixer, waiting for ten to fifteen seconds before adding the next piece. One pound of butter should be cut into about 16 to 20 pieces (about 2 Tbs. per piece). During this process, the mixture will become lumpy, but don't worry about it, continue to cut pieces of butter into the mix until all the butter has been incorporated.


1 comment:

  1. Wonder-mummy!!!! I'm sure Amelie was delighted...the other mums, perhaps not so much, as you've now set the bar impossibly high. How gorgeous everything looks, and tastes, I'm sure.

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