Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Banana Refrigerator Cake

This week was "free choice" for the bake-through. I had every intention of making the Designer Chocolate Baby Grands but I had all these over-ripe bananas begging to be baked into a cake. So I made the Banana Refrigerator Cake. I used orange zest instead of the lemon zest. I am not a big fan of the banana /lemon combination. Instead of the white chocolate cream cheese buttercream, I used the Light Whipped Ganache.(recipe is from The Cake Bible)

This is my new favourite banana cake. It was really moist and tender.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Left over buttercream

Everytime, I make a kids' cake I end up with buttercream in all the colours of the rainbow. I could make cupcakes and frost them with the different coloured buttercream. Knowing my luck I would have just enough pink buttercream for one cupcake and then my daughters would end up fighting over it. To solve that problem, I just mix them all together and yes I end up with buttercream that looks totally unappetizing. Then I add melted chocolate to it and turn it into chocolate buttercream. Now everyone's happy :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

True Orange Genoise

This cake served three purposes : for the bake-through, the February bake-off and most importantly my husband's b'day cake. His b'day cakes are always decorated by our two kids. I make the cake, fill and crumb coat it, then hand it over to them. I have absolutely NO say in the matter.

It's the first time I made orange curd with Seville oranges. Actually it's the first time I ever made orange curd. Somehow, I always end up making lemon curd. All I can say is, the Seville orange curd is excellent. The flavour is very intense. I used only two oranges. Everything went pretty well with all the components except the cake itself. The height was only 1 1/2" as opposed to the 2" it was supposed to be. I would have started over again but didn't have the time to do so. 1 1/2" it is!
The cake was out of this world! Need I say more??????
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