Wednesday, February 11, 2009
And more cakes.....
This has been another week of cakes. A friend asked me to make a cake for her daughter’s 21st this week. Actually, I ended up making two cakes – one for the actual birthday for the family to have and one for the party later this week.
Rachel’s favourite flowers are frangipani and her Mum asked if I could incorporate that into the cakes. She also likes pink. I hadn’t made frangipanis before, but I worked out how to do it and I was quite pleased with the results. The only bummer is that the humidity has been terrible and so my fondant did sweat a little. I was pretty pleased with the cakes though and I hope Rachel liked them.
The cakes were my usual confetti cakes chocolate cake recipe. This time though one of the cakes sunk a little in the middle. I wondered if it was the humidity or maybe that I just didn’t cook it for long enough. I actually e-mailed confetti cakes in New York to see what they thought, and the responded almost immediately!!!! I was so excited, as they are very famous cake makers and in New York for goodness sake, so I didn’t really expect a reply. If you haven’t already, check out their website and also their books (I have both – they are awesome!!!).
Last night for dinner we had chicken breasts. I stuffed under the skin with a mix of cottage cheese, garlic, salt and pepper and basil and then roasted them for about 18 minutes at 180. To go with it, we had roast kumara and patty pan courgettes which I sliced and pan fried with garlic, pine nuts and a squirt of lemon juice at the end. Very tasty and easy!