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Friday, June 13, 2014

Birthday Cake

This is what I was excited about! Russian style cake. I used a Russian website with the most simplistic recipe and hardly any directions but everything turned out! Basically, it had a list of ingredients and the order of layers and creams.
Sometimes I try out new things and they are not Peter's type, but this is for his birthday so it is exactly his type with his favorites in it. Condensed milk and butter in the inner cream, meringue layer, and I added my own step by 'soaking' the bottom layer with syrup and Disaronno. With my primitive tools and what I had, I was able to slice the cake in half with out messing it up. (I actually made two just in case.) I also made the meringue earlier to make sure it turned out since I've been having problems the last few times I've made it. Jemma was so good and slept for exactly the amount of time I needed, waking up right after I finished! 
I didn't have enough of the second cream, nor the time, to ensure a smooth surface and really found myself not really caring. As I posted on Instagram, the perfectionist in me is long dead, (almost), and all my cake decorating tools are still sitting in the box... I didn't get a pastry bag out, but using a little ziplock baggie with melted chocolate in it, piped a few squiggles and  froze to experiment with... And so this is it...now to taste it, tomorrow! I tasted all the ingredients separately but it has to infuse all together. Let's just say, this is not something anyone should eat daily. Now that I've made it, I know exactly how much sugar and butter goes into one of these! Ridiculous! Anyway, once again, something I though is so complicated is actually quite easy and very simple. Such basic ingredients but put together make a tasty cake. At least I hope...
And tomorrow, I just need to put in the sparkler candles, which are really for me. Hehe...