After making my rather cool (if I do say so myself) hidden carrot cake, I have been inspired to do different baking. I really really really would like to eventually have my own baking business. I have talked about it a lot, but I am actually going to make it happen! In order for that to happen, I have to do stuff that is popular, as well as get to grip with some techniques. I have been looking at tutorials on youtube and craftsy. I even made my own marshmallow fondant icing from one tutorial that will go on another cake later – I’ll save the details for the next post!
I saw a great idea for a hidden little rainbow in a big cupcake from Rosie Cake-Diva (video tutorial here). So I went off today to the shops and bought a cake pop mould. I mixed up a madeira cake mixture (from the same series of video tutorials) and mixed 5 different colours. I put them into little piping bags (and if you are like me and get cake mixture all over the top of the bag, just stick it in a glass and then spoon it in…honestly, it was brilliant and I wondered why I had never thought of doing it before!), and then you pipe a bit of each colour in. I did some that weren’t quite round when the came out, so you need to make sure you fill over 1/2 way.
I popped them in the oven for about 17 mins at 160°C and then pop the out! They look soooo cool. I have lots of ideas of other things you could do with them…very exciting!
Then I made up some more cake mixture – just plain, and put a bit in the bottom of the cake wrapper, squashed in a ball and filled it up on top. Back in the oven for about 20 mins or so.
I then put on some butter icings (actually whisked with egg whites, sugar and butter (well I used stork marg and butter as I didn’t have enough butter!) and added sprinkles! Woo!
I think next time I might do the 2nd lot of cake mixture just a normal sponge, rather than the madeira cake. It was quite heavy. Apparently it is good for things to keep their shape and not move around, but I think they need to be lighter. Also I think the balls need to be pushed further down as they tend to float up a bit! You can freeze them, but then I had trouble cooking the cake fully when I did that with the carrot cake. Have you had a go before? I will experiment!
Let me know what you think…what else could I do with these little balls?