Saturday, July 23, 2011

HCB: Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake + Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

Rose's Heavenly Cakes:-
Page 58: Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake  
Page 117: Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

Not only have i seem to lost my mojo in baking, i seem to have lost my blogging mojo too.  Lately, i have no idea what to say after i upload the photos...LOL! 

I was suppose to bake the no-bake cheesecake which is suppose to be on schedule but i can't find whipped cream cheese anywhere in the supermarkets.  I thought i've seen it before though.  But this week, i can't find it anywhere!   So i ended up baking 2 cakes..because i couldn't decide which one to bake for my church fellowship gathering.   I also made Jell-O Roll Ups, recipe shared by my flickr friend Kim who has a blog called The Partiologist.  Not only does she decorates awesome cookies, she does the best table setting and party food for her parties!  I don't know how she comes up with all these wonderful and creative ideas! 

 Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake 

This cake is pretty easy to make.  However I had to make a trip to the baking store to buy a box of 300g almond paste which i only used 56g.  Shop auntie advised me to get the valrhona brand.. i didn't know valrhona has almond paste..i thought they only sell!  

One side of the cake (1/4 part), the pear didn't sink but that's also because i messed up when i put in the almond cream. The rest sank down the bottom quite nicely.  

Verdict:  I find it a bit sweet. Perhaps it's the almond cream.  Everyone at the gathering said it's nice but on the sweet side....but that's also the fact that many locals here doesn't fancy sweet desserts or rather too sweet desserts,  so in comparison, i have a sweet tooth by our local standards..LOL!  

 Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

I love this cake. It's so chocolatey and moist and so soo delicious!  Best of all, it's soo easy to bake.   Definitely my to-bake-again cake!   Great texture, delicate crumbs and not too sweet too. :)

I'm in love with my new heritage! I've been finding excuse to use it...:)  

Jelly-O Roll-ups 

This is such a fun and pretty dessert!  And so easy to make.  Recipe can be found here at Kim's blog:-  


Vicki on July 23, 2011 at 11:17 PM said...

Faithy, they turned out gorgeous in your pans! The rollups are quite pretty. Wish I didn't have a sweet tooth.

Hanaâ on July 24, 2011 at 6:01 AM said...

Both of the cakes you made are in my fav list. Glad you enjoyed the choc cake! Btw, leftover almond paste can be frozen (I made homemade almond paste and froze the rest after Rose said that it freezes very well). Also, the Neopolitan Bars we will be baking for ABC on Aug 16, requires lots of almond paste so you're all set :o) No excuse to skip ABC, lol!

Unknown on July 24, 2011 at 6:53 PM said...

They both sounds delicious, and I love the look of rollups, I need to try those!

evil cake lady on July 27, 2011 at 1:42 AM said...

Your cakes look beautiful, especially the chocolate cake in the heritage pan!

stampedconcrete on August 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM said...

i love the chocolate velvet cake .. looks so delicious .. love it ..

Coco Cake Land on September 30, 2011 at 10:48 PM said...

Wow, I love the shape of that velvet chocolate cake - and it looks so dark and yummy, too!

Baked By Hazel on July 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM said...

WOW! You're so talented. I'd love if you could check out my blog, I'm only really a beginner!


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