These are some of my jaggedy work of art. The not so smooth surface is what I am known for. *shrug*
Buttercream has never been on my fancy list. I have yet to concoct a smooth ice cream like tasting buttercream. Recipes can be found in abundance in my notebook, all tried and tested, but not one could pass the acid test of smooth, creamy, milky and light texture. Attempting to do a buttercream covered cake proves to be very daunting for me. Decorating is even more terrifying, and not to mention the cleaning up. I always prefer a buttercream with a white finish as it is easier to tint colours on it, especially when you are working with blue and red. The yellowish version has butter instead of vegetable shortening, definitely a winner in terms of taste, but it is not colour friendly as opposed to its white counterpart.
My preparation of the buttercream initially starts off with me holding my recipe book...spectacles on, book up and yes...500gm of marvello, 250gm of butter, a cup of sugar syrup and so on. But in actuality it goes like... alright a blob of marvello, a splat of butter, a.. oops, spilling cup of sugar, a splash of milk, and maybe some cream...why not include a lil bit of condensed milk. Hmmm not quite there, it needs many spoons of evaporated milk, quater cup of cornflour wouldnt hurt, and a trickle of essence, ha ha ha. It's a no brainer why my buttercream has always been a disaster. Forgive me. I have never been good at adhering religiously to any recipes. It's in the genes I think, my mum is not any better too, my sis? though she hates to admit it, we are one and the same in carrying out our baking assignments.*betcha she's rolling her eyes right now*
I have people like nina to keep me inspired. Her cakes are truly works of art, impeccable in every way. There are many people who I look up to like Kak Mis and many more. So if you have that perfect fool proof recipe or any available buttercream classes that you know of, do drop me a line. I'm in dire need of both. Till the next buttercream order, wish me luck.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Posted by Wiz at 12:08 AM