Monday, January 30, 2012

How to make a cute monkey

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Soccer Monkey Cake

I made this cake for Magnus' first birthday; they wanted monkeys and soccer. So i chose to combine those two themes into a cute "story" inspired by Strawberry Shortcake; ball and trophe was turned into a house and a tree-house. The trophy was painted with edible gold.

They wanted 10 cupcakes as well with the same theme. Instead of buying soccer balls on sugar paper i chose to make them with a cookie cutter.

I'll make tutorials on how to make the cute monkey and soccer balls soon.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to make an icing/ chocolate cornet

Tutorial for making a cornet. I use cornets when I do run-out
techniques in royal icing or if I want to make chocolate patterns with melted

1: I start by cutting a square piece of baking paper into 4
equal sized triangles.
2: Fold the triangle as illustrated.
3: The tip of the cone must be very tight, so that there is a visible hole. This makes it easy to manage when executed icing or chocolate in cone.
4: Fold the corner down at the wide end. You are now finished making your cornet. Now fill icing or melted chocolate in your cornet. Cut a small hole in the head, and now you're ready to decorate.

Recipe: Rice Krispies Treat

Rice Krispies Treat is perfect if you want to do 3D cakes and the construction of the cake don't allow much weight - for example a giant Mickey Mouse or a ball. You can also use RKT as a little treat by adding vanilla sugar and cutting it into pieces.
250 g marshmallows, cut into small pieces.
100 g butter
175 g rice Crispi Possibly.
½ teaspoon vanillle extract
Any edible color, if you want to have coloured treats.
Melt butter and marshmellows while stirring with a silicone spatula. When meltet add food color and vanilla sugar. Add your rice krispies when the edible food color is 100% dissolved.
If you are using your RKT for 3D cakes, this is the time to shape and mould your RKT - you can choose to let it cool of a little bit, but you have to mould before the RKT hardens.
It's a very sticky mass, so a good idea is to inflict themselves some plastic gloves and use plenty of icing sugar when modeled.

Recipe birthday buns.

I used this recipe for my girls daycare. They have a no-sugar policy, so to make the buns a bit more child-friendly and fun I added edible foodcolouring. The picture on the right is added red food colour - they were girlish pink inside:)

Recipe for soft buns.

50 g yeast
½ deciliter lukewarm water
100 g butter
1 ½ decilitre milk
edible foodcolor.
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
550 g plain flour

Mix yeast and lukewarm water. Melt butter over medium heat, and then mix with the cold milk. If you want to color your buns, you must add your edible food color now. Whisk until the color is completely dissolved.
Now add the remaining ingredients.
Let dough rise for 40 minutes. Divide the dough into 12 buns and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake in oven at 225 degrees Celsius.

If you wish to make the dough the day before; just substitute 50 g of yeast by 25 g and put your dough in the fridge over night.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to make Winnie the Pooh

Please press on the picture to see it in a larger version. The tutorial is both in Danish and English because i first made it for my Danish blog - I hope it doesn't seem to messy.

Have fun making Pooh:)