It’s HIS birthday!
Following my previous post about little nephew wanting a plane cake for his birthday? I prepare Plan B in case I fail to pull off a cake like that so I bought a plane cookie cutter and in my mind, I was thinking a light blue fondant round cake with the plane cutout fondant going around it, with some clouds etc … I wasn’t all decide that I will bake the cake till I bring out the flour! There is many first for this cake baking session! 1st time baking a 8″ square cake which uses 6 eggs. 1st time using this cake recipe which I’m glad it turn out nice! 1st time using chocolate ganache to frost. 1st time sculpting a whole cake. 1st time covering a 3D cake with fondant.
So the day to bake the cake has come! There isn’t much reference on the web, no video tutorial so all I had is the Planet Cake Book and imagination. I’m not a visual person nor a freehand person, I really can’t draw! I am actually more than ready to fail cos I didn’t prepare the fondant cutout in advance, didn’t do research, it’s more like working along the way. So I photocopy the template provided by the book, cutout and trace it over on fondant, I was glad that I manage to pass this.
The amount to fill an 8″ square cake tin is a lot – good for a 9″ round tin. The cake batter fills up 3/4 of the KA mixing bowl, slightly over the flat beater! The amount of butter went in is a good 320g and through this, I realise the SCS butter that is on offer for 3 packs is only 227g! not 250g! The cake is then bake for a good 55 mins, it took a long long time to cool. Took this time to do the cutouts, windows, wings and the birthday boy name!
Torte to 3 layers, sandwich with ganache and the nightmare begin! I was telling Ida that I think I’m scare of the cake more than the cake scare of me! 🙂 I look at it for a good while, wondering how and where I should start cutting. I did get it started, not exactly to the book design, following as closely as I can.
Please pardon me that it’s not as neat but definitely have learn a lot this round. I hope I have pass 🙂
Inside of the cake – rich and moist, it’s indeed a very nice cake! Sandwich with 55% Valrhona Equatoriale of 70% and 30% of 64% Valrhona Manjari.