lunes, 21 de octubre de 2013

cupcake for halloween : carrot cake and fluff frosting

It's a long time now I wanted to make a carrot cake. And now Halloween is coming and I though it could be a could treat for the girls. So here is my recipe for carrot cupcake. I found thousands of recipe on the net of course but I wanted 'soft' recipe for kids. Therefore, I didn't want to put any spices nor any crunchy bite in it for them to eat it easily. So I did my own kid's recipe and some with a bit more of ingredients and texture for the adult. I added a 'halloween' frosting that we already tasted and they loved it.

So here you have the ingredients and the recipe.

Kid's version

Cupcakes (22 mini cupcakes)

250g carrots
100g brown sugar
4 eggs
80g gluten free self-raising flour
100g almond powder
1/2 tea spoon salt

- Grate the carrots
- mix the eggs and the brown sugar.
- Then add the almond powder, the salt and the flour.
- Then add the carots.
- Pour into your cupcake shapes and put in the oven for 15min. at 180º

Fluff frosting

150g softened butter
150g icing sugar
200g fluff
1 tea spoon vanilla
Quantities are given as direction but you have to taste the frosting to get it the way you want. This recipe gives a nice marshmallow taste to the frosting that kids love.

- Mix butter and icing sugar.
- Then add fluff and vanilla.
- You can add some colour in it. For Halloween I added orange one.
- Put the frosting in a pipe and pipe as you wish.



Adults version

Cupcakes (22 mini cupcakes)

250g carrots
100g brown sugar
4 eggs
80g gluten free self-raising flour-
100g almond powder
50g sultanas
1 tea spoon cinnamon
1/2 tea spoon salt
1 fresh juice of an orange
1 tea spoon ginger
a bit of musky
1 tea spoon clove

- Grate the carrots
- mix the eggs and the brown sugar.
- Then add the almond powder, the salt and the flour.
- Then add the rest of ingredients and spices.
- Then add the carots.
- Pour into your cupcake shapes and put in the oven for 15min. at 180º

Frosting

2 white eggs
1 cup of sugar
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add the sugar to the white egg. Mix. Then put the container on a pan of boiling water and go on with mixing. Add the salt and the vanilla extrat. Mix until texture is smooth. You can add colorant.


martes, 8 de octubre de 2013

Chelsea FC chocolate birthday cake - Gateau d'anniversaire forme ballon de football - Pastel con forma de pelota de futball

Hi there ! It's such a long time I haven't published anything. I'm sorry for that but had a lot to sort out.

This is my last creation for a friend's birthday fan of Chelsea FC : half soccer ball with Chelsea FC scarf. It was challenging, especially to find out the necessary material but I had a lot of fun preparing it. I just made my usual yummy chocolate gluten free cake and a chocolate ganache to give it  a good shape. As I choose not to put any filling, I added double thickness of ganache on top of the cake. Then it's just a question of modeling the sugar paste to have this result.

Once we cut the cake, My friend pour some double cream on it. That was lovely.