Made this cake from Dorie Greenspan's book - Paris Sweets : Great Desserts From The City's Best Pastry Shops. I fell in love with this book because of it's cute cartoons and illustration :P ..hahahaha..but also because it is Dorie Greenspan's book. This cake recipe uses potato starch and dutch cocoa powder as the 'flour' base, fine blanched amonds, sugar - confectionary sugar and natural leavening, ie eggs/seperated and egg whites whipped and folded into the egg/flour mixture.
I like this cake quite a lot cos it is not sweet and has a light feeling to it, simply not over-powering. It's a great after meal dessert when you want some dessert yet not too much. Goes great with a scoop of whipped cream or even ice-cream. I suppose if i want it sweeter, i can also glaced it with chocolate glaze but i am just too lazy..hahahaha..and i like it plain too. :D Oh..i should dust the cake with a bit of icing sugar for better presentation...before i took the photos (ps: not uploaded here - too plain)! LOL! Ok..let me try and take pics again... I did it..i 'dressed-up' my cake with icing sugar, a tiny bit of green-tea ice-cream (yup..i am too stingy..hahaha) and some chocolate balls.. then i changed and put a gummy bear on top of the cake, isn't it cute?
Garden Theme Wedding Cake
*S&T Wedding Cake*
Sugar flowers all handmade.
Cake flavors :-
14"-English Fruitcake soaked with full bottle of Cognac;
7 months ago
About Me: Faithy
Hi, I'm Faithy. Faithy is my alter-ego. I was told back then when internet first started that it was dangerous to put your real name on the web...LOL.. (seriously not kidding!). So it was how this name Faithy came about and has stuck with me ever since. And as a matter of fact, I like it better than my real name..esp when I share the exact same name as my sister.. :D
Anyway, I started my blog initially on vox as a way to remind myself what i have baked and hopefully to see some progress along the way too..:)