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Valentine Cake ( Peanut Butter Fondant Cake)

Happy Valentine to my dear readers,blogger,friends and family!! Let's me present my first own make Fondant paste or sugar paste(cake) to you! Usually I will just use store bought Fondant paste to decorate the cake.But this time I would like to try to make my own fondant. I know buying a ready to use fondant is much much easier but it's freaky expensive!! A pound for $19.99!!.Furthermore, I would loves to learn how to make my own fondant. The last time I decorated fondant cake was the day I received my Wilton's Certificate of Merits. As they said,practise make perfect!! I gather so many fondant recipes but dunno which one is good/suitable for me. So I decided to use a recipe from AllRecipes but adapt some measurement and ingredients to suit me. I find it's not really hard at some point.The down side to make fondant is kneading. I think my fondant is not really elastic or smooth due to lack of kneading.


Fondant Ingredients:


1 1/2 tbsp unflavored gelatin


1/2 cup cold water


1/2 cup glucose syrup


1 tbsp glycerin


2 tbsp shortening


1 tsp vanilla extract


10 cups sifted confectioners sugar










Method:


1:Combine gelatin and cold water in a stainless bowl,mix well. Place gelatin mixture in double boiler and stir until dissolved.


2:Add glucose and glycerin, mix well. Stir in shortening and just before completely melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.Mixture should cool until lukewarm.


3:Place 5 cups confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and using a wooden spoon, stir in the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Mix in confectioner sugar and add more a little at a time, until stickiness disappears.


4:Knead in remaining confectioner sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar, if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time).


5: Add in desire color and knead again. Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in fridge. When ready to use, bring to room temperature and knead again until soft.




Cake Ingredients:


4 tbsp butter,softened


1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar


1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter,generously


2 eggs


1 tsp vanilla extract


2 tsp baking powder


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


1/2 cup milk





Method:


1:Prepared 12 cupcake paper cases in a muffin pan and a small heart size baking pan..Preheat oven at 350 F.Sift flour and baking powder in a large brown,then set aside.


2:Combine butter,brown sugar, and peanut butter in a bowl and beat together for 1-2 minutes, or until well mixed.


3:Gradually add the eggs,one at one time,then add in vanilla extract.Fold in sifted flour mixture,alternating with the milk.Spoon batter into paper cases and heart baking pan.


4:Bake cupcakes and heart cake in preheated oven at 350 F for 25 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely before decorate.







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11 comments:

youfei said...
February 14, 2009 at 6:16 AM

Hi Beachlover,

that's a really pretty cake you've got there, with all the "love" colours..hehe

I'm not sure if you tried making marshmallow fondant? it's really simple and "nice" to eat as compared to the usual store bought ones. very very quick to make =)

regards,
youfei

Sri said...
February 14, 2009 at 7:40 AM

Great job! Especially in making your own fondant. I never tried it (no guts) before. Seems a lot of work (kneading, I mean).

mikky said...
February 14, 2009 at 10:04 AM

what a creation!!! happy valentine's day!!! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...
February 14, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Bravo! You did it! All the heart you put into making this cake, wow! You look at my simple looking butter cake you know how lazy I am compared to you. :P

Happy Valentine's Day!

Zue Murphy said...
February 14, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Very lovely. Fondant cake. I like the color combination. Happy valentine!

Kevin said...
February 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Great looking cake!

Gattina said...
February 16, 2009 at 4:37 AM

fantastic job! really too pretty to eat :D

Mat Gebu said...
February 16, 2009 at 8:23 AM

Wowww!!!, sexy nya kek uuu!!!

Beachlover said...
February 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM

You Fei:
Thank you:) Yes I saw someone making fondant using marshmallow recipe,maybe next time I will try that.

Sri:
thank you:) try to make and have fun...at least you try,rite:)

mikky:
Thank you and Happy VD to you too:)

LCOM:
never mind la as long as you're happy with your own creation,that matter.I just like to experiment new stuff!!..thank you:P

kevin:
thank you my dear:)

gattina:
thank you:)

Zue:
thank you but still not perfect,need more practise..


Mat:
hahaha!! harap dapat goda hati Cik Mat tu!!lain kali nak guna recipe Mat yea:) terima kasih la:P

Anonymous said...
June 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Hi Beachlover, Your cake is adorable :)
Here is the recipe for Marshmallow Fondant. It cost about $2.00 to make one l pound.

You will need:
One bag of marshmallows
Crisco
two tsp water
one bag(2 pounds 10x(confectioners) sugar

Wipe crisco in microwave safe bowl until completely coated. Add Marshmallows and water, mix till all marshmallows are shiny. Microwave on high for 30 second increments until marshmallows come out smooth. Spread crisco onto work space(to keep marshmallows from sticking) Dump 10x sugar on crisco and make a large hole to pour marshmallows in so it doesn't get away from you when you pour in on the table. Cover hands with crisco. Pour Marshmallows into the 10x sugar and fold together. Knead...fondant is done with most of the 10x sugar is gone and it is not sticky anymore. I prefer to use mine fresh, but you can wrap it or put it in a bag or container and put it in the fridge over night. I'm not sure how long it will keep in the fridge. I've had mine in the fridge for at most 4 days.
I hope this helps. :)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.