I Made My Own Birthday Cake!
I am a self-taught baker and I have made a few cupcake goodies since I started last month, and now I am trying my hand to make my own birthday cake! Mind you, this is my 1st cake since I started baking. Yehey!
I used a moist dark chocolate cake recipe, which I have made a couple of times already in my cupcakes, and cover it with chocolate ganache and fondant. The original design was a white fondant cake with pastel-colored circles around the cake, unfortunately the white fondant I rolled was too thin and the middle was ripped, showing the chocolate ganache inside. Then I tried to salvage the design by using two shades of blue as the background of the pastel-colored circles. Here it is…
Just like what I’ve said, this is the first time that I baked a cake, and this is a great practice for me. I even made a different filling for this two layer cake of mine. Though it was a failed trial, I didn’t get the right consistency I want for my whipped vanilla filling, I can still can say the taste was right.
I am not aware that there are certain ratios to consider for different ganache usage. I didn’t know yet that under a fondant you’ll use 5:1 ratio, 5 parts chocolate and 1 part heavy cream. That I have to note because I only used 1:1.
Another point I need to note myself, is the fondant on this cake is too thick. I should have rolled the rolling pin a couple more times to thin them a bit. Other than that, I can say that the taste of the cake and the fondant complimented each other since the cake is dark chocolate.
I’m afraid I cannot share the recipe as for the moment, I can only share how I assemble this cake.
I’m praying I could create more yummy pastries like these from here on out. I would like to call myself a pastry chef in my own home. I can do that, right? Lols!