Jessica and Dominic have been working periodically on their own cake creations in the kitchen ever since they were toddlers. Recently though, the projects they are wanting to make are a lot more challenging and time consuming. Today we take a look at their latest cake creations, drip cakes. Have you seen this cake craze?
Normally during school holidays the family and I go away at least part of the holiday break. However, this year, we were lucky enough to take a trip to Singapore for 9 days during term, so not more trips for us at the moment.
Anyway, I had a request for a buttercream birthday cake for a client. I don’t do a lot of buttercream orders, as the weather is generally too warm here in Melbourne, but during the winter months, it is fine. So after the cake was finished and pick up, I still had some extra buttercream. I was wondering what to do with it, when Dominic came up and asked if we could make something. Why not pipe some roses.
This was easy enough to set up as I have a whole lot of disposable piping bags. You can cut the end off the bag and insert a coupler ring. This is a round ring of plastic that allows you attach a Wiltons tip onto your disposable bag. This is great, because you can easy change what tip you are piping with, without starting a whole new bag.
Soon we had quite a lot of roses and they were looking pretty good. Time to make a cake and put them on. In the meantime, we placed the finish roses in the fridge. It makes them a lot easier to handle when you place them on the cake.
After we arranged the roses, we decided to add a few piped blackberries with the last bit of buttercream and we made some fondant leaves. The cake came so nicely. Time to take to cake to Mum’s place for dessert!
Today Dominic is going to show you an easy way for a child to separate the egg yolk from the white.
This is a great little tip to know, because children really enjoy doing things themselves.
I can’t guarantee that you will have 100% success every time, but with a little care and practice you can come close.
Step 1: You will need 2 bowls and an egg cup. Crack the egg into a bowl.