Sunday, August 14, 2005

Cagla's Birthday Cake

Here is the latest from the kitchen: Swedish Meringue cake with Strawberries and Blueberries covered with Fondant! It was Cagla's 30th birthday and after long hours of thinking and numerous email exchanges with the birthday planners, I decided to make this cake for her...

It is an interesting recipe, there are no egg whites in the cake but instead the whites are whipped with sugar and almonds and baked on top of the cake batter, creating a crunchy layer. The filling is French pastry cream, (pastry cream lightened with whipped cream and raspberry liquor) and folded with berries. The cake is then covered with light vanilla buttercream and finally with fondant to get that smooth looking texture.

Oh, my modeling skills are getting slightly better, now I am using black sesame seeds for the eyes and it seems to be working fine. That is Cagla's husband Baris, with his gift box:)

More on flickr...Cake pictures and party pictures, for those of my friends who have been requesting to see more people pictures than my creations:)))

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