Friday, December 18, 2009

Mom's 60th Birthday cake

Posted by Marilyn at 9:41 PM 2 comments

So, I was finally able to upload my mom's 60th birthday cake. She's diabetic, so I tried to make a cute cake out of whipped cream, that wasn't too sweet. Sorry about picture quality it was uploaded through my cell phone. Cake was a butter vanilla cake with a raspberry mousse topped with whipped cream. I added a really big flower and a ribbon around the edge and some silver beads around the edge, piped a few swirls on top.....voila. It was really good and not to sweet. The most important was that she liked it. Thanks and keep posted for more pictures and recipes.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sopa Borracha

Posted by Marilyn at 4:55 PM 4 comments
Here's a Nicaraguan desert that's usually made around this time of year (Christmas). It's called, Sopa Borracha (drunk soup). Funny name but very good. I just made some to try it out since my mom doesn't know how to make it. I found a recipe from an authentic Nicaraguan article that's printed in that country. Some ingredients can only be found in Spanish markets (Pinole) and the rum used is, Flor de Cana, which is originally from Nicaragua. It has a distinct flavor so be sure to use that rum. Here goes the recipe I hope you enjoy it like my family does.
Pinol Cake/Marquesote de Pinol
2 oz butter
7 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup Pinol
1/3 cup sifted all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Rum Syrup
2 1/4 cup sugar
3 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup rum (Flor de Cana)
Separate eggs/yolk. Beat whites until stiff, slowly add yolks one at a time. Slowly add sugar until well combined. Fold in pinol, sifted flour and baking powder. Grease pan (9x13) and line with parchment paper. Bake 350 x 40-45 min until toothpick comes out clean.
For syrup add sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and water to a small saucepan and boil until it thickens into a syrup (aprox 40-45 min), once done allow to cool then add rum. Pour over cooled cake let rest for 1-2 hours (if you can preferably overnight for better flavor). Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brush embroidery

Posted by Marilyn at 9:51 PM 0 comments

I know it's been awhile, but I have made a few cakes just haven't posted pictures of them. This is a fairly recent one I made just this past weekend. I was asked to make a champagne colored cake with brush embroidery flowers. It was fun to do. I know I have a few things to learn to make it look perfect but I've got the idea on the brush embroidery. Vanilla cake with chocolate mousse and fresh strawberries. Very different flavor but taste pretty good. This was a small anniversary cake for a couple who will be getting married next year. I hope they choose me to do their wedding cake. I have to upload more pictures, but in the meantime thanks for looking.

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