Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pink strawberry cake

Hello there!

It was about time to bake a cake again! My mom had her birthday yesterday ( happy birthday once again to my lovely mom!) so a pink cake it is! The decoration is quite similar to the one I made a while ago (click here ).

Now comes the fascinating part of how to make this pink cake!
For the base I used this recipe (tried many but this one has been the best so far!):


3 ½  dl flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
5 eggs
2 ½   dl sugar
1 1/4   dl boiling water

  • Mix the dry ingredients ( flour and baking powder)
  • In a big bowl foam the sugar with the eggs
  • In small (15-20) batches add the boiling water into the foam
  • Sieve the flour into the mixture
  • Pour the mixture into the baking tin and leave it in the over for 30 min on 200 degrees.
  • Let it cool down for 5 minutes before turning the cake upside down
  • Cut in three slices


100gr cream cheese
250ml whipping cream
1 dl powdered sugar
750 gr strawberries

Whip the cream and add the cream cheese. Keep mixing it till it gets even and add the powdered sugar.

Now comes the "fun part" of putting the cake together!
 Start by adding one layer of cake and wetting it with milk. I use a lot of milk because I hate it when a cake isn't moist enough. I used about 4-5 dl of milk but it depends on the size of the cake as might need more if the cake is bigger.
Add the sliced strawberries on top
Apply a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture
Keep doing the same thing by putting another layer of cake, strawberries and cream. Remember to wet the cake with milk! Important rule so your cake doesn't end up being all dry and shitty (hupsy!)
Leave your cake for a few hours in the fridge before decorating. ( I left it overnight and decorated it the next day) 
For the decoration I used a marshmallow fondant.
120gr marshmallows
5-8 dl powdered sugar
2 spoons of water
red food coloring
1. Sieve about 4 dl of powdered suger in a bowl
2. In another bowl add the marshmallows and the water
3. Melt the marshmallows in the microwave by mixing them every 30 seconds for two minutes.
4. Add the food coloring ( a drop or two should be enough)
5. Add the melted marshmallows into the bowl with the icing sugar and stir it.
6. Knead the fondant mixture like a bread dough
7. Continue to knead the fondant until it smoothes out and loses its stickiness. Add more sugar if necessary, but stop adding sugar once it is smooth
Add a bit of powdered sugar on the surface before rolling out the fondant
Carefully apply the fondant over the cake and cut the edges
 I used about 400 ml of whipped cream which I colored with red food coloring to do the cream piping.
Also around the cake I put a thin layer of cream which I smoothed out with a spatula
A wavy cream piping technique.
Not so complicated as it might look.
Add some nonpareil pearls and marzipan roses ín the centre and your cake is ready! ;)

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