Sorry for posting after a long gap. Life added an interesting mix of family occasions, work deadlines, examinations and the best part of all . . . loads of baking. I generally do not prefer frosted cakes but special occasions call for a special effort and I really enjoyed making all of these. I have not tried anything new in terms of the basic cake but found interesting ways of presenting them. So, I thought let this post be about new experiences in presentation.
The first one is a beer mug shaped cake for a 50th birthday. This was ordered by our family friend and it was fun to be a part of their celebrations through this cake and all the discussions we had around it.
The cake is a sugarless chocolate walnut cake made with organic whole wheat flour, honey and walnuts. This was my first attempt at a layered cake with whole wheat and I did not want too much of frosting to keep it as healthy as possible. So I paired this sugarless cake with dark chocolate ganache and whipped white chocolate ganache bubbles. For the handle I used white chocolate, though not satisfied with my skill of handling chocolate.
In the past weeks I also baked 24 cupcakes for each year of togetherness of a loving couple with three different flavours. The requested flavours were Chocolate (Ragi) Hazelnut cupcakes, Whole wheat Carrot cupcakes and Choco chips Banana Oats cupcake. They did not want heavy frosting but wanted the cupcakes to look festive. I believe I achieved the balance as I got positive responses for all.
In the last few months I have had the opportunity to bake some interesting bakes (not all necessarily healthy) so sharing some few interesting ones with you all.