Thursday, 1 September 2016
Penblwydd Hapus - Welsh cake
What kind of cake do you make a couple, whose birthdays are pretty close together and loves Wales - a lot?
Enter, the Welsh flag with additional decorations.
A delicious chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with scrumptious chocolate buttercream and a crumb coat to match.
Oh I love the smell of my house when making chocolate cake mmm :-)
I had to find the middle of the cake to divide it for the two colours of frosting. I measured it and used cocktail sticks as my guide.
It did the trick. Definatley a tip for next time.
I coloured the green half myself. I need to find out how to stop it from cracking. It was the same thickness as the white, the length of time to get the top and sides fixed was also the same, but, alas, there are a few blemishes on the green half.
The cake was a 10" square. I'd never made a square one before. The fondant was a bit of a nightmare, but it looks OK.
I decorated it in all things handcrafted ...
Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) I made from modelling fondant using a large Welsh dragon cookie cutter.
I had a tiny Welsh dragon food-grade silicone mould which I used to make two to decorate the back, either side of a daffodil that was totally different
I couldn't be a Crafty Welsh Grandma if I didn't make at least one Welsh themed cake!
All that's left for me to say is ...
Sean and Christine, happy birthdays and don't eat it all at once.