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Ashtray Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Marios!!! A chocolate fudge cake with a rich chocolate filling and orange buttercream on top, covered with homemade fondant.  I tried to create the marble effect on the ashtray. I used a different recipe for the buttercream this time. Instead of using icing sugar I used sugar syrup and this time I used egg-yolks as well. The buttercream texture and the taste were perfect, but it was difficult for me to apply it on the cake, since it was too soft. Yes!  The cigar was made of fondant, and the ash was  edible silver and pearl dust. It looks real, doesn't it?

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

This cake was made for two cute sisters, Marissa and Korina.  The Hello Kitty figure was made with Fondant icing.  The rest of the cake was decorated with fresh cream. The actual cake was made with biscuits, butter, cocoa powder, icing sugar, milk, eggs and brandy. Happy Birthday Girls!!!!

Date and Almond, Square Cake

It’s been ages since I last posted a cake recipe. Yesterday I had a million of things to do but I was feeling I had to do something for you as well.  I decided to create a date/almond cake that would be easy to prepare, and perfect with a cup of tea!
It took me approximately 5’ minutes to gather all ingredients and 10’ minutes to prepare the cake. Very easy, isn't it?
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Date and Almond, Square Cake 12 Servings
Ingredients 1/3 cup peanut oil 90gr unsalted butter ¾ cup cane sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 small eggs 1½ cup all purpose flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon ¼ cup fresh milk (2% fat) 150gr dates (19-20 dates) pitted and chopped into small pieces ½ cup (60gr) almonds, chopped
Method 1. Preheat the oven at 170ºC. 2. Melt the butter, oil, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized saucepan. 3. Remove from heat and let it cool. 4. Add eggs and mix in well. Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Add milk a…

Serotonin Booster

Are you feeling down?   Does economical crisis affect your  mood? Put a bit of color in your life :-) It will truly help.  Trust me!! By the way, if it is sugar free and fat free, you will feel better after you eat it as well!