Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to me! Princess Torte

My mum says I'm a bit sad having to make my own birthday cake, but it was really nice to have exactly what I wanted and to practice a technique. As soon as I saw this cake on Tartelette, I knew I wanted to make it.

This was a very tricky cake for me, it had layers of delicate sponge, spread with jam and then sandwiched between fluffy custard that had been folded into whipped cream. This airy mixture was then topped with a big sheet of marzipan, which just seemed to start to flatten the whole thing out! It was extremely difficult to cut, but worth the effort, it was a delicious light cake, in flavor if not calories and, as usual gone in a flash. I decided to forgo the green color, I just couldnt face changing the lovely marzipan. I learned that marzipan is a lot harder to work with than fondant, the little bits of almond just dont quite behave themselves, so its a bit harder to make shapes with.

Please visit Tartelette for the recipe, I didnt change it at all!


nicisme said...

That's magnificent! The decoration is beautiful.
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
ps. I usually make my own B'day cakes too!

Hannah said...

Beautiful cake! Hope you had a Happy Birthday. :)

caninecologne said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

That cake looks quite lovely! I'm envious of your cake making talents. :)

anudivya said...

Wow! That is one Beautiful cake! Simple and yet so elegant!

nikkita said...

I remember this cake that Tartlette made. You did a wonderful job too! Happy belated birthday ^_^

Maris said...

I don't think I've ever seen more adorable cakes and cupcakes!

Jaime said...

wow, beautiful cake! and happy belated birthday :)

just wanted you to know i finally got around to making the caramels and i LOVE them!! thanks for challenging me :)