Birthday Cake Gryffindor

 This is the first of two (yes, two!) Harry Potter birthday cakes. Am I going crazy? he asks. I am simply not a Muggle, but in fact the wizards pie-maker, pretending to do science, and cooking the hard way? Uh, no. I've been asked to do two children's birthday cake this weekend (the names of E and L, if one were to question), the funds that are going towards our fundraising cycle in Paris. (Just give IRDB).

It's amazing cakes to produce more frightening when people pay for them. Pressure / bar just a clumsy piece of cake, but more about that with the next record. It was a simple Victoria sponge with some winning ingredients you have to visit a pastry shop ...

Gryffindor decorative bits:

* Sugarflair red, black extra, brown and yellow paste food coloring (yellow supercook is just ok, but you need more focused on others)

* Toothpicks

* Icing

* Flower paste (see to order some. Or buy something "ready to roll icing," which works the same)

To some decorations Harry Potteresque first take the sugar paste / glaze and roll into a ball. Use a toothpick to drop food coloring on the ball and gently knead in the color. Add more until the desired color is reached. This works for brush, goggles and a scarf (yellow bits). To make the red stripes, I took a brush to apply red color directly. Do all of parchment paper dusted with icing sugar, and, ideally, wear gloves (yes, now you can feel like a scientist too! Or a compulsive hair-Dyer). When finished, leaving the characters on a cookie sheet (as above) to dry for several hours or overnight. When you are ready, they will be difficult and can easily be picked up and put on the cake.

Ok, now for the cake. Easy Peasy bits. This is a classic Victoria sponge recipe 4 eggs. Use this to every single cake filled with jam and cream, or make the butter cream on top and filling. Or just dust the top with icing sugar. Make some butter or chocolate and cover it all. The possibilities are endless.


* 8 ounces of each of the SR flour, butter, powdered sugar

* 4 eggs, beaten

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

* 2 teaspoons baking powder

* 200 g icing sugar

* 100 g unsalted butter

* 1 c. teaspoon vanilla

* 1-2 tablespoons milk

* Jam or fruit filling
Preheat the oven at 5 °, 190 ° C. Grease and line two 8 "plates. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and another bowl beat eggs and vanilla. In addition Alternatively, screening more than one third of the flour and baking powder, after third of the egg mixture and mix briefly to incorporate. Repeat twice more, stirring just before the end everything is evenly combined (do not overdo it). Pour the mixture between two tins and bake for 20 minutes, until cake is springy to the touch. Let cool in pan.

For buttercream, melt together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add a little 'milk until frosting is easily spreadable, but be careful not to add too much or become watery. Assemble the cake using the jam / fruit and buttercream filling and freeze up, too. Finally, place decorations in the center of Gryffindor. You can stop, take some leftover frosting and dyeing with food coloring, then use a piping bag and nozzle star shape around a colored dot to the top edge. Ta daa! Just like magic.

F course, you do not have a cake at all Gryffindor. A cake of Slytherin require the purchase of a color (green), after all.

But then it might be a bad cake.

Suffice it to say.

See also,Chocolate Brownie,Chocolate Cake,Chocolate Recipes,Chocolate Sweet,Hot chocolate,white Chocolate Cake , Chocolate Mug Cake


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