Friday, July 18, 2014

99.9%天然色素雪宝生日蛋糕 99.9% Natural Coloring Olaf Theme Birthday cake


好长的名字,我知道,哈哈!本来应该只是“雪宝蛋糕”,不过天然色素应该很有卖点,很有吸引力对吧?不放在标题“现”很对不起自己,哈哈哈哈哈!为什么99.9%?因为雪宝的鼻子用的不是天然色素,而是食用色素。。。唯一的败笔。。。

很有心机的妈妈,很久之前就“设局”让河马仔选定雪宝做蛋糕主题,不过妈妈糊涂性格改不了,忽略了照片里蛋糕底色是蓝色,而且是一大片!(我是碰巧看到脸书里有人做了这款分享图片,所以就让河马仔看样本)不过真的是“天公疼憨人”,前两周跑去好友家一起玩烘焙,聊起色素问题,她后来建议试试用蓝花做染料。呵呵!师傅果然是师傅,一语惊醒梦中人!谢谢你啦,Yen Ni!

算是误打误撞,河马仔班上有三位小朋友不能吃我做的蛋糕,所以打算做燕菜给他们,不想让他们觉得被冷落。配合冰雪奇缘(frozen)主题,设计了白蓝双色燕菜丁。

白色的部分当然是用牛奶。蓝色的部分我让蓝花和燕菜一起褒煮到喜欢的颜色后就将蓝花捞出来,放进碗里,然后就看到蓝花还继续释放颜色,心想说不要浪费,就试试将鲜奶油倒入碗里刚好浸泡过蓝花。隔天打鲜奶油时再将染了蓝花色素的鲜奶油沥出来加入打发好的鲜奶油拌匀。我还另外用了一些蓝花加30ml的水,小火煮到很深很深的蓝色,沥出蓝花后将摊凉的蓝花水装罐冷藏以防万一。后来还有加了约1/2小匙的蓝花水才达到照片里的颜色。

蛋糕体我使用了Masa老师的食谱,做了一点点更改,蛋糕成品摸起来是湿润软的,弹性也很够 (注:脱模和切片时摸的手感),不过吃进口里感觉有一点点粗粗的,唉~ 我对海绵蛋糕还是掌握不好。不过孩子们还是很给脸将整粒蛋糕吃到完,哈哈哈哈哈~ 我是有一点吓到,真的~ 蛋糕切开来才发现,河妈好吝啬哦,夹层的奶油完全看不到!哈哈哈哈哈~ 最近走健康路线有一点走火入魔,奶油涂太薄了。


蛋糕另外还有一个很棒的地方是。。。看到蛋糕上的雪花片吗?那些不是翻糖哦。。。猜一猜?呵呵呵~ 是燕菜!我将一部分的牛奶燕菜倒在盘子里做成薄片,然后再用雪花模将雪花片印出来~ 这里要特别感谢Fong's Kitchen的Fong拔刀相助,照片里的雪花全多亏了她借给河妈的印模。另外也要谢谢网友Yen Li的模子,虽然最后因为河妈粗心,把本来应该是方形的蛋糕烤成圆的蛋糕,所以跟Yen Li借来的印模就派不上用场,不过还是很感恩。因为有你们,我把买模子的费用省下来了。感恩有你们!

好了,这一篇写很长,完全大妈型的文章,哈哈!食谱只分享了海绵蛋糕的食谱,鲜奶油是买现成的,这一次用的是Anchor牌的,不错用,容易打发,容易涂抹,好棒!不过也很容易过发,手痒拌多两次就开始油水分离,要加色素要稍加注意,不要打太挺。

最后就是做妈的只希望孩子们健健康康,快快乐乐长大就好。不奢望孩子成龙,只要不成虫就行了。哈哈哈哈哈~


There are 2 things I am very proud of my this Olaf cake. It is 100% edible & 99.9% natural color! Why 99.9%? Because I couldn't get my Olaf's orangy nose done with carrot juice! So out of no choice, I resourced to food coloring for it's nose. Thanks to my baking kaki, Ms. Yen Ni for the brilliant idea for using bunga Telang (Clitoria Ternatea) to dye my cream!

I used dried flower this time as I couldn't get fresh one. Bunga Telang is a type of flower that can be used for food dye with it's natural blue color. I boiled them in my agar-agar and when my agar-agar reach to the blue tone I want, I scoop out the flower and soaked them in whipping cream then fridge overnight. I strain and add them to my whipped cream when need. I also boiled some more dried flower with about 30ml water on low heat for like 10mins to have very dark blue liquid, then leave to cool before I store them in my fridge. About 1/2 tsp was added into my blue cream to get the color you saw in my cake in the picture.

Did you saw those snow flakes on the cake? Guess what are those flakes made from? No, no fondant, to me fondant is not edible... Although they are! No, not icing too, they sure don't look like icing, are they? LOL~ It's made of agar-agar! Say I clever, please~~~ hahahaha!

Does the cake look dry to you? 
I pour some of the white agar-agar made of milk into plate and make it into thin sheet, then cut them out with the snow flakes mold before I set of to school for celebration. I borrowed the mold from Fong, owner of Fong's Kitchen Journal. Special thanks to her and another facebook friend, Ms. Yen Li, without your kindness, I couldn't make my cake so pretty. I am so blessed to have you around me and come to my rescue so in time! Thank you!!!!

OK, now, let's enjoy the cake. Hehe~

食谱参考/Recipe reference: Masa老师
(少许更动/with some modification)