Friday, 9 December 2011

BEN 10 Vanilla Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Sweet Punch , this time, let us free to bake our own wish. I missed last two months event & I really don't want to miss this time. So thought of sharing my much awaited Ben 10 cake baked for my son's birthday. So based on his demand for a Vanilla Cake , the cake is a simple Butter cake with Swiss Meringue Butter Cream Frosting. He is fed up of chocolate cakes, he says.. hehe



Swiss meringue frosting is superb!! just loved its texture and the way it melts in our mouth. It complements well with this cake recipe adapted from Cake Bible.

Butter Cake/ Pound Cake


For Swiss Meringue Butter-Cream Frosting

(Martha Stewart's recipe)

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
 5 large egg whites
 2cups (4 sticks or 1 pound) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

1.Place sugar and egg whites in the heat-proof bowl of an electric mixer. Set bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, and whisk until sugar has dissolved and egg whites are hot to the touch, about 3 minutes. Test by rubbing the mixture between your fingers; it should feel completely smooth  with no sugar crumbs.

2.Transfer bowl to mixer stand. Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed until mixture has cooled completely and formed stiff and glossy peaks, about 10 minutes.

3.Add the butter, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated after each addition. Don't worry if the buttercream appears curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating. Add vanilla, and beat just until combined.

4.Switch to the paddle attachment, and beat on the lowest speed to eliminate any air pockets, about 5 minutes. If using buttercream within several hours, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside at room temperature in a cool environment. Or transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator, up to 3 days. Before using, bring buttercream to room temperature, and beat on the lowest speed with the paddle attachment until smooth, about 5 minutes.

For Cake Assembling, layer the cake horizontally and scoop buttercream on a layer; flatten it with a pallette knife and then place the other  half of the cake on top of it. Press a little and then frost the cake. For Ben 10 picture, I bought an edible printout of the picture and then cut it according to the shape of the cake and placed on top.

Linking this to

 Christmas Delicacy
Sinful Delights


Bake Fest

JINGLE ALL THE WAY




Decorating Challenge

21 comments:

  1. Very nice. Looks so professional!

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  2. Yum, and wow, what a great looking cake. Perfect !!!

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  3. Looks wonderful...you have done awesome job...thank you so much for linking it to the event

    Spicy Treats
    Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
    Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway

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  4. fantastic recipe... will try it soon... thanks for sharing..

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  5. i love the color combo - i made a ben 10 cake sometime back and used the same colors - lovely!!

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  6. My son would love this cake. :) Perfectly made and thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

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  7. you should be on Fabulous cakes! so professional this one looks! Lovely!

    Do go through the rules & link it to my event - Jingle All the Way (link below) if possible :)

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

    Ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking

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  8. Looks very perfect and beautiful..

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  9. Omg, wat a beautiful looking cake,soo irresistible.

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  10. Lovely very professional cake.. Yummy !!
    Thanx for linking it to my event ..

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, that cake looks lovely. My son loves Ben10. Its my first time here. Will be following you dear.

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  12. thanks so much for linking your post to my event! :) Once again, I'm awestruck at the perfection! :D Also, I love your blog design! Really classy! following you now. \m/
    -
    Kavi
    (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking
    Have a great day!

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  13. Wow. You should start your own bakery, really!

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  14. very beautiful cake....
    do you like to join with my event?
    Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, very neatly and professionally done cake.Thanks for sendint it to 'Only'.


    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR DECEMBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- COOKIES & CAKES

    ReplyDelete
  16. hey 1st time here...& u have a amazing blog...the cake is looking awesome & perfect..
    can u link it to my ongoing event Yummy desserts for new year...

    http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hello,
    Going through Jingle all the way event, glance your cake is so inviting and looks very professional one..
    Following you..
    Visit my place in your free time

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks so much for participating in Jingle All The Way. I’ve posted the Roundup here. Do have a look.
    Also, I’m hosting Kid's Delight - Something Sweet for Jan 16th-Feb15th 2012. I would love to have your posts linked there. :-)
    -
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

    ReplyDelete
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Friday, 9 December 2011

BEN 10 Vanilla Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Sweet Punch , this time, let us free to bake our own wish. I missed last two months event & I really don't want to miss this time. So thought of sharing my much awaited Ben 10 cake baked for my son's birthday. So based on his demand for a Vanilla Cake , the cake is a simple Butter cake with Swiss Meringue Butter Cream Frosting. He is fed up of chocolate cakes, he says.. hehe



Swiss meringue frosting is superb!! just loved its texture and the way it melts in our mouth. It complements well with this cake recipe adapted from Cake Bible.

Butter Cake/ Pound Cake


For Swiss Meringue Butter-Cream Frosting

(Martha Stewart's recipe)

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
 5 large egg whites
 2cups (4 sticks or 1 pound) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

1.Place sugar and egg whites in the heat-proof bowl of an electric mixer. Set bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, and whisk until sugar has dissolved and egg whites are hot to the touch, about 3 minutes. Test by rubbing the mixture between your fingers; it should feel completely smooth  with no sugar crumbs.

2.Transfer bowl to mixer stand. Using the whisk attachment, beat on high speed until mixture has cooled completely and formed stiff and glossy peaks, about 10 minutes.

3.Add the butter, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated after each addition. Don't worry if the buttercream appears curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating. Add vanilla, and beat just until combined.

4.Switch to the paddle attachment, and beat on the lowest speed to eliminate any air pockets, about 5 minutes. If using buttercream within several hours, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside at room temperature in a cool environment. Or transfer to an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator, up to 3 days. Before using, bring buttercream to room temperature, and beat on the lowest speed with the paddle attachment until smooth, about 5 minutes.

For Cake Assembling, layer the cake horizontally and scoop buttercream on a layer; flatten it with a pallette knife and then place the other  half of the cake on top of it. Press a little and then frost the cake. For Ben 10 picture, I bought an edible printout of the picture and then cut it according to the shape of the cake and placed on top.

Linking this to

 Christmas Delicacy
Sinful Delights


Bake Fest

JINGLE ALL THE WAY




Decorating Challenge

21 comments:

  1. Very nice. Looks so professional!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yum, and wow, what a great looking cake. Perfect !!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks wonderful...you have done awesome job...thank you so much for linking it to the event

    Spicy Treats
    Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
    Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  4. fantastic recipe... will try it soon... thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  5. i love the color combo - i made a ben 10 cake sometime back and used the same colors - lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. My son would love this cake. :) Perfectly made and thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

    ReplyDelete
  7. you should be on Fabulous cakes! so professional this one looks! Lovely!

    Do go through the rules & link it to my event - Jingle All the Way (link below) if possible :)

    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

    Ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks very perfect and beautiful..

    ReplyDelete
  9. Omg, wat a beautiful looking cake,soo irresistible.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Lovely very professional cake.. Yummy !!
    Thanx for linking it to my event ..

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, that cake looks lovely. My son loves Ben10. Its my first time here. Will be following you dear.

    ReplyDelete
  12. thanks so much for linking your post to my event! :) Once again, I'm awestruck at the perfection! :D Also, I love your blog design! Really classy! following you now. \m/
    -
    Kavi
    (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing events:
    Jingle All The Way &
    Microwave Easy Cooking
    Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow. You should start your own bakery, really!

    ReplyDelete
  14. very beautiful cake....
    do you like to join with my event?
    Decorating Challenge-Buttercream Icing

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, very neatly and professionally done cake.Thanks for sendint it to 'Only'.


    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR DECEMBER & GIVEAWAY, ‘ONLY’- COOKIES & CAKES

    ReplyDelete
  16. hey 1st time here...& u have a amazing blog...the cake is looking awesome & perfect..
    can u link it to my ongoing event Yummy desserts for new year...

    http://pran-oriya-recipies.blogspot.com/2011/12/eee.html

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hello,
    Going through Jingle all the way event, glance your cake is so inviting and looks very professional one..
    Following you..
    Visit my place in your free time

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks so much for participating in Jingle All The Way. I’ve posted the Roundup here. Do have a look.
    Also, I’m hosting Kid's Delight - Something Sweet for Jan 16th-Feb15th 2012. I would love to have your posts linked there. :-)
    -
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

    ReplyDelete