A few days ago, I received a WA message from a customer-turned-friend for whom I’ve baked a cake last year. “Are you still baking? I need a cake!”
And I asked myself if it is time for me to revive this passion of mine. Could I do a good enough job for others? With two kids now, it can be rather challenging in terms of the workflow and I want to make sure that the cake pleases more than it frustrates.
So, based on what she wanted, I got down to working on a simple chiffon cake, just for me to know if i could still do a decent job out of it.
It’s an orange marmalade chiffon cake and I thought I could dress it up as a lion using a piping tip to make its mane. I have used a normal cake pan instead of the tube pan that is used for chiffon cakes.
To make the eyes and nose, I used a portion of the chiffon batter and added charcoal powder to it.
Tip 898 – nose
Wilton tip no. 2 – eyes
And I used a chocolate pen to do up the finishing touches.
Made a batch of swiss meringue buttercream because it’s less work than the Italian method. Now with two kids, I really ought to make things easier for myself.
Add some orange colouring to the buttercream to create the type of lion that is often illustrated in storybooks.
There you have it. Can he pass off as the king of the jungle?
Moist and light! Perhaps I should start baking for others now and revive #twenty12byjann, just for interest’s sake?