The name of the cake “for a Loved one” speaks for itself. This cake is baked in the shape of a heart covered with red fondant and decorated with flowers and inscriptions. Purpose of cake for a Loved one – to make romantic atmosphere in your relationship. In addition, this cake will serve as a wonderful gift for Valentine’s day.
The ingredients to make a cake for a Loved one:
For the cake:
For the cream:
Cooking a cake for a Loved one:
Step 1: Knead the dough.
In enameled metal bowl crack eggs, add sugar and beat with a mixer until smooth. Then add to eggs and honey and beat again. Put the bowl in a water bath – to do this, put the bowl in a pan of larger diameter, filled with water, and put this structure on a weak fire. At the same time see that the water does not boil. Continuing to whisk, introduce into the mixture the baking powder and soda. To beat until the mixture is doubled in size. Then remove the bowl from the water bath and leave to cool.
Through 30-40 minutes added to the mixture sifted through a sieve flour. Mix the dough thoroughly until smooth with no lumps. Ready to put the dough in the bowl, close with cling film and put in the fridge for 3-4 hours, it is possible and more. During this time the dough should come up, become more friable and soft, which simplifies cooking.
Step 2: Bake cakes.
If you do not have a special form for baking in the form of heart shape cakes have to manually. To do this on parchment paper gently draw a heart the size of what you want to see the next cake. Paper is put on a baking sheet.
Divide the dough into 4 parts. The first part of the test hands mash on the heart shape on the paper (you can slightly help yourself with a rolling pin). Pinned the dough with a fork in several places.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, put back the cake and bake for 5-6 minutes. The cake should be soft and curvy.
The rest of the cakes baked by analogy with the first, but each subsequent layer is rolled to a diameter smaller than the previous one on 0.5 cm of Finished cakes cooled on a wire rack.
Step 3: Prepare the cream.
Butter taken from the refrigerator in advance ( 1,5-2 hours), so it has time to soften. Softened butter cut into pieces, place in a bowl and beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Then add in the butter condensed milk and continue whisking the cream until smooth.
Step 4: put the cake together.
Each cake trim the pattern, cutting with the edges uneven. Then stacked the cakes on top of each other in a stack, starting from the largest diameter to the smallest. Each cake except for the top coat of cream. Then cover the cake completely with cream: first, apply the cream to the sides in several passes, the latter lubricates the cream upper Korzh. Missed the cake refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 5: Decorate the cake with fondant.
For decoration prepare a paste of condensed milk.
Mix the powdered sugar with powdered milk, add to it the condensed milk and lemon juice. Knead the fondant until smooth. Watch for consistency – it should be quite thick, this may take a little more dry ingredients, it depends on the density of the condensed milk.
From the finished mastic detachable 1/8 – it will not mix with the dye, it will be white. The rest of the paint fondant with food coloring in red color.
Roll out red fondant with a rolling pin to a thickness of 3-5 mm. This layer gently cover the cake: apply Polish first on one side, and then gently rolled across the cake. The fondant on the cake smooths to wrinkles and irregularities, the excess fondant with a knife cut.
Roll out white fondant with a rolling pin to a thickness of 2 mm and cut from it flowers with blogerov – special moulds. Shapers if not, you can gently cut the flowers by hand with a knife.
Now, show imagination and decorate the cake. Labels and edges can be made from icing (beat egg whites with powdered sugar). Flowers and inscriptions have according to your taste.
Step 6: give the cake to your Beloved.
The finished cake served to your loved one on a beautiful platter with tea or champagne.
Tips for recipe:
– Instead of cream listed in the recipe, you can make any other to your taste.
To the mastic from sticking to the table, you need to lightly sprinkle it with powdered sugar or cornstarch.
To mastic thread does not tear when carrying the cake, gently not tightly wrap it over the rolling pin and use it to roll the fondant on the cake.