Making a cake for the child is probably the most satisfying art form. Not only is it a pleasurable thing to plan about, nevertheless, but you and your guests also get to eat the outcomes of a joyful effort.
Generally, a cake book can display how familiar and easily-obtained ingredients can be used with a variety of bought trimmings to produce wonderful cakes. But a chance to think outside the box and produce an eye-catching birthday cake can offer plenty of contrast in flavor and texture. The following cake ideas can render realistic-looking cake icing effects to produce a child’s birthday unique.
1 ready prepared deep sandwich cake 2 egg whites Squeeze of lemon juice 125g powdered sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon cornflour Red, green and yellow food coloring 155ml heavy cream 1 tablespoon milk 90g or 1 cup desiccated coconut Lemon curd (method below) 3 piping bags fitted with star-shaped tubes
Begin with the meringues. Preheat oven to 240 degrees F. Using a whisk or possibly a hand-held mixer, beat the egg whites with all the freshly squeezed lemon juice until stiff. Gradually add powdered sugar until meringue stands in peaks. Using a metal spoon, fold in cornflour smoothly.
Divide the meringue mixture equally between 3 bowls. Tint one bowl with pale pink from a few drops with the red coloring, one bowl pale yellow, and remaining meringue pale green. Line a baking sheet using a non-stick baking paper. Do not grease the sheet. Pipe or spoon 12 mounds of meringue mixture in alternate colors onto the prepared sheet. Bake for 1- 120 minutes until meringues are crisp and dry. Set aside to cool down the on the wire rack.
To complete decoration, whip cream, and milk together in a bowl until thick. Spread around …