Monday, May 28, 2007

Pinwheel Cake

Pinwheel Cake
Originally uploaded by cupcaketastic.
Not all my baking works out. This cake looks elegant and simply delicious, and the first mouthful was full of promise. But oh the disappointment.

Basically its a light chocolate cake, very dense and packed with sugar, and melted chocolate swirled through the raw batter. Looked & smelt lovely in the oven, but alas it sunk when it was brought out.

The filling is a chocolate butter cream, your basic butter, icing sugar, vanilla and melted chocolate, but too sweet not chocolaty enough.

I felt that there was no depth of flavour, being too sweet and sickly, and I could really taste the butter. I love the styling that I did, very simple and classic, but its all show and no substance.


landa said...

Is this the one from Whimsical Bakehouse? I made it and didnt like it at all.

Emira said...

How did you make the white petals for the top? I have a cake to make for a friend's birthday in a week and I'd love to "style" it like this (though use a different recipe given your review).

cupcaketastic said...

Yes Landa its the Whimsical Bakehouse one. So disappointing. Maybe I wont try it again since you were disappointed too.

Emira - the white petals are just petal/leaf shapes made from white fondant (you could also use modelling paste). I shaped the leaf/petal then left them to dry on some egg cartons to help them to retain their shape. Use when completely dry, it could take a couple of days if you are using the fondant. Good Luck.