New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake


New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake
I always wanted to make a special cake. I never did tall cakes before. It used to be always simple 2 layered cakes.Finally for the New Year I thoght to make this tall cake and decorate.It came out pretty well. So I thoght to share how I did this new year cake.

This is 3 Layered Chocolate Genoise which is layered and frosted with chocolate Ganache . I have already shared how to make chocolate genoise. But for this cake I reduced the recipe to 3/4th to make 6 inch round genoise. I made 3 Cakes of 6 inch round and then frosted with Ganache. You Can Make all the things required in advance(3 Genoise,Sugar Syrup,Ganache,Flower,Royal Icing) before assembling.I Prefer Making Royal Icing Just before using it. Make this special cake to your loved ones and enjoy.

New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake



New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake


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New Year Themed Cake made using Chocolate Genoise & Chocolate Ganache

Yields: 6 inch Round 5 inch tall Cake

Ingredients:

Chocolate Genoise:
(for one 6 inch Round Cake)

6 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2.25 Tbsp Hot Melted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Sugar Syrup:
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Chocolate Ganache:
for layers:
100 ML Cream
100 GM Dark Chocolate

For Frosting Cake:
200 ML Cream
400 GM Dark Chocolate Chocolate

Royal Icing:
1/2 Egg White
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

White Chocolate Flower:
White Chocolate
Plastic Spoons

Directions:

Chocolate Genoise:
Make three 6 inch round cake as explained in recipe

Lets Make the Syrup when cake is getting ready:
1.Add the sugar and water and bring it to boil.
2.Switch off and add vanilla essence and allow it to cool completely.
3.You can prepare it well in advance and refrigerate it.

Chocolate Ganache:
1.Chop the chocolate and keep aside in a bowl.
2.In a hevy bottom pan, heat the cream. Switch off when cream starts bubbling.
3.Pour the cream over chocolate and let it rest for 5 minute.
4.Using Rubber Spatula or whisk, slowly mix the cream and chocolate until combined well.
5.Dont over whip the ganache. Let it rest overnight or until consistency is reached.
6.If ganache becomes too thick, just heat it for few seconds on double boiler and use it.
7.Generally 1:2 Cream :chocolate ratio is used for making ganache for frosting.
But depends on climate, humidity adjust the Cream:chocolate ratio. If ganache is soft even after resting overnight add more chocolate .
8. You can make ganache in advance and freeze it.Bring to room temeperature and use it.

New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake

Royal Icing:
1.In a Bowl Beat the egg whites till fluffy.
2.Add the Powdered sugar and beat till it comes thick.
3.Add more sugar or water to adjust the consistency.
4.Cover the Icing and keep as it hardens when exposed to air.
5.Its better to make the royal icing just before using.

New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake

To Make Chocolate Flower:
1.Melt the Chocolate.
2.Spread the chocolate on backside of the Plastic Spoon. or
Shape the petals on parchment paper and place it in bowl to get the shape.
3.Freeze it for sometime to harden.
4.Remove petals carefully and arrange it by sticking at the center using melted chocolate.

New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake

Lets Assemble Cake:
1.Take the 3 round cakes into serving plate and drizzle cake with 2 tbsp sugar syrup. Allow it to soak for 5 minute.Do not put more syrup it makes cake soggy. Let the cake be just moist.
2.Keep the First Layer on decorating Board and then put the Chocolate Ganache and spread evenly and Place the next layer and Spread the Ganache and finally Place the Third Layer.
3.Roughly Frost sides and Top and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set.
4.Now do the final coating using upside down method.Click Here for upside down method.
5.After Setting in refrigerator for some time pipe the numbers and designs of your choice using Royal Icing.
6.I used Golden Dust colour mixed with little water to paint the golden colour.
7.Decorate with chocolate Flower and Enjoy :)

New Year Themed Cake Recipe | How To Make Themed Cake

Do try and share your experience by comments here or my Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/bowloffoodwithash
I would love to hear from you all :)
Happy Cooking....
Ashwini


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