I have a thing for making fancy cakes at the moment, and so here’s what I created for Valentine’s Day:
It’s a banana monster! And ’cause I’m a huge fan of foam and gelatine, I made banana mousse filling for this one. The foam tastes a lot like banana yoghurt, but no wonder since it’s made out of banana, quark and whipped cream. And so the taste is ok. Banana is not my favorite-favorite thing on Earth, so I think that once this cake is out of the fridge, I won’t need more bananas for a while.
Made a cookie bottom our of chocolate cookies and for the topping… Well, this cake just needed something red ’cause it was for Valentine’s Day, so I made some kind of glazing from cherry juice and raspberry jam.
It’s interesting to bake here in Germany. Especially when I’m creating my own recipes and then I know exactly what products I’d buy for it in Finland, but here… it’s a bit different. But I must say that all in all the baking selection is very good (though sometimes quite dominated by Dr. Oetker).
And then I made edge for the cake. That was fun, ’cause I tried this new tactic described in some German baking book (I’ve borrowed many from library in order to learn German baking vocabulary). It’s a bit like making a marble cake since one needs both white and chocolate dough. Then you pipe them on an oven tray one after the other. It would look quite pretty as a rolled cake too, a bit like a tiger. Anyway, difficult to explain the process without drawing, but here you can see part of the edge. It looks like that all around the cake, also quite pretty in my opinion (the edge, not the glazing).
Made some bread with bubbles, too. Can’t believe it was the first time during my stay here!
Oh yeah, and happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!