A quick tutorial on how to put together a 1/4 sheet chocolate cake (2 layers with hazelnut whipped cream filling), iced with stabilized whipped cream, decorated with sweetened coconut, icing, and Christmas themed picks.
Stacking a tier cake can always be a challenge for the novice baker. Everyone has their preferred way of doing it. I like using fat boba straws or bubble tea straws. Use what you feel comfortable with. This techniques works great with two and three tier cakes. If you are planning to do anything larger four or more layers, this requires even more support so this may not be the technique to use.
You may have seen beach cakes, fishing and hunting cakes, picnic cakes and many others where there is something that looks like it has a wood texture and wondered, can I do this? Yes you can! All you need is a few basic tools and some creativity and you will be making you own driftwood, signs and more.
This post is about some beginning piping techniques. You may have a few question before we start.
What kind of icing do I use? – Use what ever you have on hand. Whipped ganache, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Italian Buttercream, Whipped cream, Wilton style Buttercream. Almost anything thing but a royal icing.
What do I pipe it on? A piece of wax paper, parchment paper or even a plastic wrapped cake board, You want a surface you can scrap the icing back off of so you can reuse it to practice.
Must I practice? Well no, but remember you will then be learning and making mistakes on the finished product,Sometimes it is not that easy to scrap off and cover up the mistake.
Can I reuse the icing? Sure, but I try and only reuse it for practice or something I am going to eat. I do not want to sell or serve an inferior product
If you have other questions, please ask me in a comment below.
This is a beautiful cake with a number of thin layers of cake and thin layers of filling. Don’t be tempted to overfill. Fondant is used to cover the cake and black fondant is used to simulate zebra stripes. Add as many strips as you wish, some thin, some thicker. Make it your own. This cake is decorated with a few extra fondant items for a client. There is no right or wrong way here.