Monday, August 11, 2008

[Red & White Event] : Cake Merah Putih

GOSH..!! finally I posting this picture for our first foodie photography event, I don't know where's my energy flew . Seem I had a feeling blue, for almost a week. But today I feel better and more enthusiastic again, and soon we *Indonesian People* will celebrate our Independence Day.

Most the time when that day come, people feel happy, atmosphere around them always different. Long time ago, every Augusts 17 - my mom always prepare "Nasi Tumpeng" , yellow rice shaped into a cone, surrounded and decorated by all sorts of accompaniments. It’s a Javanese dish that is typically presented at every festive occasion regardless of religion or community but became popular not only for Javanese People but for people from different island too.

Since I live far from my country, I never try to make nasi tumpeng .. too much work .. hhmmm.. may be someday , but for Red & White Foodie Event I made Cake Merah Putih.. . well, actually that just regular cake but for this special event I prepared flowers from royal icing 2 days ahead. And the day after I bake a regular cake for the base, and last day I started decorated a whole cake.. seem to much work huh ?? well, not really - I just don't want my girl get bored just play around by herself while mommy busy baking.. better I prepare everything days ahead.. so my daughter still can play with me and I never miss to do something nice for The First Event that we arrange enjoy the cake..

Cake Merah Putih Recipes :

270 gr all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

300 gr sugar

75 gr vegetable shortening or you can use regular butter

3 eggs white

250 ml whole milk

1 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 F

In large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar

Cut shortening until fine crumbs are formed

In a seperate bowl, whip egg whites until they form stiff peak.

Add egg whites, milk and vanila to crumb mixture. Beat on low speed for one minute, then on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently

Pour batter into 2 8 Inch round-pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 to 30 minute

For Sugar Syrup

200 gr sugar

450 ml water

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes

Brushing sugar syrup between the layers of your cake will make it moist and tasty.

For Classic Buttercream Icing

60 ml egg whites

60 ml heavy cream

175 gr butter, softened

800 gr powder sugar

Mix together eggs white and cream.

Whip butter in a small mixing bowl

Alternate between adding the egg mixture and powdered sugar. Beat well for a smooth texture.

For White Chocolate Ganache

90 ml heavy cream

120 oz white chocolate chips

Bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add white chocolate chips. Allow to cool.

Assembling the cake

Cover cake with icing : place a cake on turntable and spoon a large amount of butter cream icing. Cover all sides of cake with icing.

Decor the cake as you wish, this time I covered the side of cake with basket wave - I used Tip # 47. Let the icing set for a while before you do the next step

Spread ganache : pour white chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and spread it with a spatula. Do not spread the ganache all the way to the edge or it will run down the side and ruin your basket wave. Refrigerate for about 15 minute.

Make Border : when the ganache set, use a pastry bag filled with white butter cream - use tip #21 to make rope border.

And the last step is pipe vines on cake , use tip # 3. and next decorate your cake with flower that you make days ahead.


Dwiana P said...

yee lo cuma bisa bilang enjoy the cake, maneee atu aja gw gk dapet:(

itu bunga forget me not nya keren mak. cakenya pokokke keren tapi sorry yeee gk bisa menang qiqiqiqi

Mochachocolata Rita said...

cakep dah kembangnya...sampe hari ini daku belon pernah coba bikin icing atau cake cake nyang serius getu hehehe

Resto Mariena said...

giloleeeeeee cantik banget mak..asli merah putih...namanya 17 an..potong2 dong kue nya..bagi siniiii buat kite kite pade !!! gw link ya mak

elsye said...

guee mauuuuu ...sepotong kayaknya ga pernah cukup dwehhh..:D

cakepppppp dweeehhh pokoke..walau gue ga kebagian :P

Lia said...

makin canggih aje decorating cake mak ;)

Fitri said...

Dwi : gpp ga menang qiqiqi, yang penting hadiah tetep di kirim ke rumah ya mak.. ^_^

Rita : heheheh.. ini seriuuus..demi 17-an..

Mariana : hayoo..ntar bawa piring ndiri ya . Silahkan di Link.. :-)

Elsye : Thank You Elsye.. kebagian..kebagian..

Lia : hayoo.. kamu pasti bisa hihihi..

henny said...

wah...bagus!! sekarang kayaknya sudah 'expert' ya being a great home chef. Pingin ikutan, tapi apa yang mau dibikin ya?

Indigo said...

Hadooooohhhh maaaak, gw mah slalu kagum sama hasil kerja dapur loe. Cantik skali :D

sefa firdaus said...

yaaaaaaaa perasaan udah komen disini, kok gak ada sih :((

cakenya cantik banget.. aku mau potongan yg ada bunga merah putih berdampingan... ditunggu ya :D

oya, ajarin dekor cake dong ;;)

Indonesia-Eats said...

feeling blue masih bs ngedekor kue. hebattttttttt canggih

eliza said...

hayo siapa yg ngabisini kue gede gitu? :) telaten sekali nge-dekor kuenya Fit...