Aspiring Bakers #31 - Bao Ho-Chiak 包好吃 (May 2013)
Looking for the best chinese steamed bun recipe? Here is the Roundup for Aspiring Bakers #31 - Bao Ho-Chiak 包好吃 (May 2013).
And if you are into steaming cakes, don't forget to browse through the Roundup for Aspiring Bakers #25 - Steaming Hot Cakes (Oct 2012).
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chocolate Fudge Birthday Cake
This is a chocolate fudge cake I baked on Monday and decorated yesterday. I wasn't very happy with how I did the ganache, in fact I did it right the first time, it was quite flawless, I should have taken a picture of it. But being a perfectionist, I wanted to do it even better, so I thought of the idea of warming up the cake in the microwave so that I could re-apply the ganache and make it even smoother, needless to say, it became worse and worse. :)
1st lesson of the day: don't be a smart aleck!
2nd lesson of the day: 见好就收! (stop when it is good)
3rd lesson of the day: don't sweat over small stuff!
So I covered it up with sponge fingers at the sides and sprinkled some icing sugar over the pencil stencil to cover the not-so-smooth ganache. But in the end the paper stencil wasn't done nicely either, the paper shifted and everything went haywire, haha. I must be getting old and senile!
Chocolate Fudge Cake is so troublesome and messy, I wonder whether I will attempt it again?
Recipe adapted from Aunty Yochana's Chocolate Fudge Cake, baked in a 8-inch springform. There is this good video from JoyOfBaking on how to cover a cake with ganache, do watch it before you start.