This cake was conceived about six months ago, had long cherished the idea, I wanted to please her husband's 50-year anniversary. Was afraid that will not work, but the eyes are afraid, and hands do! Experience with fondant I have tiny, I read a lot of advice, I decided. Believe me - this is a very exciting experience! The cake turned out weighing 6 kg with a pronounced creamy taste and a subtle hint of caramel, which has added sugar Mistral "Demerara". Guests and husband were thrilled! The number of ingredients listed on one regular homemade cake.
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About a week need to prepare the fondant flowers and leaves, I tried to make poppies.
For this you need to make the fondant, I kneaded it in the bread maker. Put in the capacity 150 gr. condensed milk (it should be natural milk), 150 g powdered sugar, 150 g of powdered milk (not cream of vegetable). Put in the mode of kneading the dough and after 4-5 min ready. Density can be adjusted.
Mastic turns elastic, working with her a pleasure, and very tasty. Divide into pieces and dyed with natural dyes in the desired color. Sculpt any flowers, the petals and leave to dry for at least 24 hours. On my cake I made three servings of mastic.
Proceed directly to the cake! Of course, I would like him to do a sponge, but my ideas such cakes are not suitable, because it is very soft and will not stand "my house" will subside. So I decided to make cakes like shortbread, but at the same time the softness of them gave a sour cream that I added.
Pour into a bowl 600 grams of flour, 1 Cup. Mistral sugar, 0,5 tsp salt, 0.5 tsp soda - mix well. Add the pieces of softened butter 400 gr margarine (butter) and grind into crumbs.
In a Cup whisk 2 eggs, pour into crumbs and add 100 grams of sour cream
Knead the dough and put into the cold for 30 min. At this cake I made the dough 3 times.
While our dough is resting in the fridge will do for the custard layer cakes, I make it in the microwave.
2 eggs RUB with 6 tbsp of sugar Mistral "Demerara" (110 grams), 2 tbsp flour and 1 tbsp. of starch.
Then gradually pour in the cream, 400 ml (10%) and stir, to avoid lumps, put in the microwave for 6-7 min. during this time I stirred the cream 4-5 times.
In hot cream add 100 g butter and mix well. All the cream layer is ready. Cream makes 2 servings (2 times)
Take the dough, divide into 4 parts. One part roll out to 3-4 mm thick, transfer to a baking sheet (I did not greased) and cut out the pattern, I have a sheet A4. This will be the base (the meadow) for the home.
Go through the dough with a fork and bake it in the oven (180-200 g) for 10 min.
While the cake is hot from a good coat of his cream!
Every 2 Korzh laid strawberries or any berries, and without them, it is still very good.
At the base of the cake was 4 layers, upper Korzh grease cream slightly, it will then the cream under mastic and will form the mastic itself. From scraps of dough to bake a cake and clean up (to the roof). Let the base is impregnated.
For "home" bake the same cakes on A4, cut in half, Hot and low down on each side of the strip to get a square. Trim the cakes will go to seal the house under the roof
Through two layers laid slices of strawberries. Form the house and pretends the roof. All set aside for impregnation.
Proceed to the cream under mastic. I just fell in love with this cream, delicious, easy to make, keeps excellent shape and paste on it is not flowing. The most important is good quality butter, I have to 82.5%.
6 PCs egg whites 200 grams of sugar mix well and put in a water bath. Stirring constantly heat until the sugar is dissolved. Leave to cool.
Beat butter and gradually whisking, pour the cooled proteins.
All! The cream is ready! Gustosi, is a spoon!
Coat this cream all the details of the cake. The roof daubed lightly. Get everything out in the cold for an hour. Until everything was cooled, I kneaded it more mastic as described above.
To cover with fondant the base of the cake, roll out to a thickness of 2-3 mm and more of the Foundation (Board podpisem starch, for easy rolling) to the edge of hanging on to 5-10 cm transfer to a cake, it is very well bear, gently even out with hands and cut the excess.
Parts of the roof covered with red fondant and folded edge, on the bend at 5 cm (not less!)
Wrap the house, fasten the roof and swap it into the base and begin to decorate according to your desire. Glue the Windows, door. For Shine and gluing parts: vodka dilute a little honey.
It seems that it is very difficult to do, but believe me, it is not so, for such a fascinating process not notice the time!
Mixed a little vodka with cocoa and broad brush walked around the walls of the house, and then with a thin brush draw the plates. Also broad brush walked along the edge of the base of the cake. Around the house, chop the chocolate finely, a Trail of chocolate hearts.
Here and ready my cake! Stood in the restaurant for 5 hours, the sealant flowed and the shape of the cake is not lost! Soft, tasty and creamy!