Thursday, October 6, 2011

Donald Duck

                                                   Cake 2 of 5 is done!
I'm really excited to deliver this cake!

  It's a Lemon Cake with White Chocolate ganache-like frosting covered in Fondant. (the easel is made of wood dowels)
  Mirjam, the person this is for, loves art and especially Donald Duck! She's a great artist and her duck versions of other people are really quite amazing. I'll see if I can get a photo up of one of her works sometime.
  I have one regret with this cake recipe... I can't eat it (eggs) or else I would make myself some cupcakes. D=  It's a fabulous fabulous recipe. The lemon-iest cake, such strong flavor! Luckily I can eat the delicious leftovers of the frosting. =)
  I've gotta say, if you ever get the chance to 'paint splatter' a cake, do it! It's a blast. You may come out of it a bit colorful but that's half the fun!

Lemon Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Zest of 1 large lemon
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice.

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C)  Butter, or spray with a nonstick spray pan. 

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  Add the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon juice. Mix only until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula. Bake about 40 -45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Recipe from -> joyofbaking)
---White Chocolate (ganache-like) Buttercream
1 cup butter (softened)
12 ounces white chocolate (melted)
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Using a mixer blend butter and vanilla together. Melt chocolate and add to the butter+vanilla. Blend the sugar into the mix. Will be a thin consistency. If wanting it thicker stick it in the fridge for an hour or so.
(Recipe from -> foodandwine)
(I'm not exactly sure how much sugar I used, quite a lot more than the original recipe called for, {1 cup} It all depends on what consistency you want)
Enjoy! =)

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