Saturday, November 24, 2012

My First Buttercream Engagement Cake

This is the first time I have to make a Buttercream Cake for Hantaran. Just to share with you some of the preparations that I had to make in advance. First of all is my gumpaste to make the flowers. Thank you to baking project for the gumpaste recipe. Try it and you will find it easy and cheap way to make gumpaste.

Gumpaste ( suitable for flowers / figurine)
500 g icing sugar
1 tablespoon gum tragacanth
1 1/2 tablespoon cold water
2 teaspoon powdered gelatine
2 teaspoon liquid glucose
1 tablespoon shortening
1 egg white
Method :
Mix the icing sugar with the gum trag, and sieve. Put in a heavy duty mixer bowl.
Sprinkle the gelatine over the water, and wait until it becomes spongy. Then double boil until it turns into liquid again. Add the glucose, stir until it turns liquid too, then add in the shortening . Continue stirring until all are melted.
Remove from heat. Pour into the icing sugar, and mix in the egg white. Beat until the paste becomes white and elastic. Remove the gumpaste, put in an airtight container and let it rest for at least 12 hours before using.
If you notice, the method is very similar to making fondant. If you can make fondant on your own, I think you will have no trouble in making gumpaste. Its definitely cheaper than buying the mix or ready to roll type. You can make a large batch, divide into small pieces and keep it frozen. 

I tried Satin gumpaste but it didn't dry fast. Gum Tex from Wilton is just too expensive. Now I have this is such a bless. Easy and cost saving. Thank you Baking Project. lah rupa gumpaste  bila dah di uli. 

 And then...I bake my buttercake and start making flower gumpaste.

I learned making flowers from YOU TUBE.

After finished making flowers, time to make the buttercream. Here is the recipe.

Buttercream Recipe ( White colour buttercream frosting)
200 gram krimwell
150 gram shortening
50 gram butter / marjerin
200 gram icing sugar
2tsp vanilla or any flavour

Mix all in a mixer and whip till it become pale and fluffy.
As simple as that!

Dah siap...time to decorate ....and finally the finish cake is here.
ready to be delivered

close up

Hope you like it too!

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