|Gum paste flower decoration.|
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Happy Birthday Grandma!
Last year, I almost forgot grandma's birthday and made a sadly looking cake for her. This year I marked it on my calender way ahead of time so I can make her a beautiful looking cake.
This is a green tea sponge cake with white sesame buttercream. A whole jar of Japanese white sesame paste has been added to the custard based buttercream. It was so nutty and velvety. The cake base is my regular sponge cake recipe with 2 teaspoon of match powder baked in a 6" ring. Lined the cake ring with parchment paper to extend the height of the ring. This cake has used the full recipe of sponge cake and was cut into 4 layers. Each layer was topped with a thin layer of buttercream, and more buttercream was used to cover the whole cake. The cake was then refrigerated until firm then applied a special treatment to smooth the surface.