Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Shirt Cake

Tonight we had a PSG appreciation dinner at my son's school. This was the last PSG meeting with the present principal, Dr Ong. Dr Ong has been seconded to NIE and will be leaving the school by end of this year. To show appreciation to Dr Ong, I have represented the PSG to bake a cake as a farewell gift to him. I did a steamed moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache covered with MM fondant into the shape of a shirt. I had originally wanted to make a tie to go with the shirt but I didn't have enough time. So in the end I just added buttons to the shirt which is faster and easier. I was glad that everyone enjoyed the cake.





17 comments:

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

This cake looks wonderful , you are so good at it !

best @ friends.hotmailo.com said...

Hi leelee,

This cake look so yummy...yummy:) how i wish i can do something like this.

Cheers,
Shirley

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

I am impressed with the cake.
I bet everyone in the school like it.

Do you bake the cake on the actual day?
Cos I have tried this with ganache, leave in the fridge and the cake turn out to be very hard.
Hope you can help me with this. thanks.

Anonymous said...

You fondant cakes are really pretty. Would you like to recommend me to the place where you learned the cake deco skills?

Hugbear said...

I did the cake on Monday night. Left it in the fridge overnight. Then on Tuesday night, I did the ganache and fondant. Then assemble the cake and after the cake was done, I left it outside until we need it on Wednesday night. Usually it is not advisable to leave fondant covered cake in the fridge for the fear of the cake 'sweating'.

But if your cake is just covered with chocolate ganache it is ok to leave it in the fridge. Before eating, take it out and let it thaw at room temp for at least an hour.

FYI, this steamed moist chocolate cake will remain soft even though it has been refrigerated.

Jaslyn said...

Hugbear,

I made the steamed moist chocolate cake and left it in the fridge, it also turns out hard! Any idea why??

Hugbear said...

Jaslyn, did you use butter or oil?

J Sky said...

Walauwei, am really impressed. YOU ARE REALLY GOOD!!

Jaslyn said...

Hugbear,

I dont know if my message went through. I used butter and some oil. Is it the butter problem? Oil shouldnt harden the cake right?

youfei said...

Nice! =D

Hugbear said...

Hi Jaslyn, I guess your early message didn't go through. If you use butter the cake will harden in the fridge but if you use oil it will not. Maybe that is the reason why.

Hugbear said...

Thanks Full-Times HF and Shirley.

Somebody was asking about learning deco skills. Actually there are many places that are offering cakes deco classes like BIY, Creative Culinaire, Phoon Huat, etc etc. For me, I have only attended advance cake deco (piping) lessons at Creative Culinaire. I find it very good. I learned my fondant through friends and website though.

CH Voon said...

you are really Geng!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

You're so creative! Love your design as well as your fondant cupcakes. Do you conduct lesson?

Alice

Hugbear said...

Hi Alice, thanks for your kind words. Yes, I do conduct lessons on MM fondant cupcakes. You can email me at leeleet@gmail.com if you are interested.

LWF said...

wow, your baking skills is getting better and better. Can let me know when you are conducting fondant classes, i like to join too.
loh_waifong@hotmail.com

See you on Wed's dinner

Hugbear said...

Hi WF, of course I can let you know when I am conducting another lesson. C U on Wed.

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