Friday, June 7, 2013

Flower Cake


After three exams I wanted a day off to relax, enjoy the sun and do fun things. My boyfriend and I went to the shops and bought some fondant / marzipan supplies and four pieces of marzipan (two white, one green and one red). We baked a simple cake and added pink buttercream frosting on top because buttercream is so delicious. Our first time playing around with marzipan and this was the end result. :)

Now, as you can see it's really not perfect. The white marzipan is not in one smooth piece. The problem was that there was not enough marzipan (next time I should buy 3 packages) to fill the whole cake, so we had to do it in pieces. Alas, I do not have a fondant smoother thing yet so this is all I could do with it. Also, I did not have the patience to wait until the frosting had hardened a bit more so it was a bit soft when putting the marzipan on the cake (it was reallllly late in the evening). Now, all excuses aside. Let's get started. 






This time I did not do it from scratch, instead I had a cake mix and buttercream mix lying around waiting to be used. And so I did. My cake mix only required me to add eggs and water. I combined these three ingredients and mixed it for about 10 minutes. I put it in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius and let it sit there for 35 minutes. In the mean time I started working on the buttercream.






I love buttercream so much. According to the instructions I had to mix the buttercream mix with icing sugar and water, until it got a thick texture. After that it had to be placed into the fridge for about an hour and the picture above is what came out of the fridge. 






Now it was time to mix the butter until it was soft enough (about 10 minutes) and to add the buttercream mix to it spoon by spoon until the two mixed properly. I decided not to add extra butter at the end, because I wanted the frosting to be really stiff. 






The buttercream frosting was put all over the cake and then we started decorating and adding small details. It took forever, but it was well worth it. If you have any questions about the exact products I used or would like more details about the process, feel free to send me an e-mail or comment on this post. 



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13 comments

  1. Nomnom! I like! Did you make the fondant yourself or? I must say, I find rolling out the fondant a very time consuming process, do you experience it that way as well?

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    1. Thank you :) Actually, I wanted to try out marzipan but that was store-bought. I've never made fondant myself yet, might have a go at it eventually. Have you?
      Yes, the molding and decorating really took up a lot of time. It's very time consuming! Luckily, Dylan helped me otherwise it would have been much much much later than midnight.

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  2. I should try this one :D after exams :(

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    1. Oh, you definitely should! Let me know if you have questions!
      Goodluck on your exams! :)

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  3. wow, looks like something that would look good to hear on your head. Looks yummy though ^.^

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    1. haha, I get where you're coming from :P thank you!

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  4. nice and it looks very delicious!!

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  5. I looooooove it!! Gotta try this one. Or invite you to my birthday party muahhaha. No, you will be invited anyway ;)

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