Showing posts with label fondant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fondant. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sicilian Orange Cake

Last Saturday, I made a fondant birthday cake for my sister.This is my first fondant cake.I used sicilian orange cake, which I copied from Sonia.The cake taste sooo delicious.But, as you can see, I'm not a good artist,can't decorate the cake well.Can you guest what the flower???'s Tulip, so ugly huh!Actually wanted to make white Tulip,but scared she don't like white, then wanted to make yellow Tulip, but yellow color Tulip not a good sign, so end up,I made pink color.The time was so tight, that I've no chance to  make the leaves...sorry sis..
Here's the recipe I copied from Sonia, which she adapted from j3ss kitch3n...


250g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
grated orange zest from 2 oranges
250g self raising flour
120ml freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2tsp Rum, optional ( worth to add this ! )


1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a cake pan.
2. Using an electrical beater, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest and rum. Add the flour all at once and mix well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.
4.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly greased aluminum foil.
5.Leave the cake, in the pan, to cool on a wire rack, then unmold and serve.

ps* This sat &sun, my eldest school celebrates school anniversary(98th).There's a fun fare for 2 days, so I'll be busy helping to prepare food for fund raising.We'll cook rendang curry, pong teh, curry chicken devil,popia,roti john, waffles and etc.....for sale.Sorry, if I didn't visit your blog,which ,I'll try to do so, if I'm not tired, and I'll be back completely next week.