Friday, January 24, 2014

Surprise Cake (Polka Dot Cake)

Hi Friends!!!!


Here with I have made Super Moist vanilla cake and gave it to my dear friends for their baby shower theme party.. They were so happy and got more surprising by seeing inside the cake while they cut the cake...I made cake pops one is blue and other one is pink.It is tricky one and they laughed at seeing it :)  :)  They had fun and totally loved the cake..It goes great for any party or any other function and Am sure kids will love it :)  Here goes the recipe as below.












Ingredients:

For Cake Pop :


  • 1 1/2 cups of All purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • A few drops of Pink color and Blue color(I used Wilton)

For Cake Batter (8 inch cake )
  • 1 1/2 cups of All purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
For Whipped Cream:

I used store bought whipped cream 
  • A few drops of Pink color and Blue color(I used Wilton)
For Fondant :

I used Ready-made rolled fondant

  • A few drops of Pink color and Blue color(I used Wilton)
Method:




For Making Cake pop.

  1. Combine the flour,baking powder and salt.Set aside.
  2. In a wide bowl using an electric mixer or hand mixer,beat the butter and sugar together to get creamy and light
  3. Add eggs one by one at a time.
  4. Add vanilla extract.
  5. Alternatively blend in flour mixture and milk into flour mixture,beginning and ending with the flout mixture.
  6. Divide the batter into 2.Add pink color to one cake  batter bowl and other blue into another cake batter bow.
  7. If you have cake pop maker,then add 1 Tablespoon of batter to it.Bake it about 4 to 5 mins Follow the instructions given in cake pop book.
  8. Allow the cake pops to cool down.and remove the edges and set aside.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.Line the  parchment paper into 6 inch pan.
  10. Those who does n't have cake pop maker then bake the pink batter  for about 15 to 20 mins into 6 inch cake pan .Insert the tooth pick to the cake pan and once it comes out clean.allow it to cool. Repeat one more time for blue cake.
  11. Once both cakes are cooled down.
  12. Scramble one pink cake at a time with your hands into a wide bowl and add 2 Tablespoons of whipped cream to make into balls.
  13. Repeat the same as above step 12 for blue cake.
  14. Once pink and blue balls are ready.
For Cake batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C.Line the  parchment paper into 8 inch pan.
  2. Combine the flour,baking powder and salt.Set aside.
  3. In a wide bowl using an electric mixer or hand mixer,beat the butter and sugar together to get creamy and light
  4. Add eggs one by one at a time.
  5. Add vanilla extract.
  6. Alternatively blend in flour mixture and milk into flour mixture,beginning and ending with the flout mixture.
  7. Transfer the 1/2 cup of batter into greased 8 inch cake pan.
  8. Place the baked cake pops one by one alternative colors ( i placed 8 cake pops into each 8 inch cake pan.)
  9. Pour the remaining cake batter on the top of cake pops and spread evenly...Take extra careful not to disturb the balls in a place.
  10. Bake it for about 20 to 25 mins or until the tooth pick comes out clean
  11. Allow it to cool on the cooling rack
  12. Once cooled, Apply the butter cream or whipped cream all over the sides and top
  13. I used store bought whipped cream and divide the cream into half.
  14. Put pink color in the whipped cream bowl and other blue into another bowl.
  15. Spread the whipped cream on your own design.
  16. Take out the ready-made rolled fondant.Grease the shortening with your hands,Take out the fondant and divide into 2.
  17. Take a drop of each pink into the one fondant ball and roll it well till the ball is covered in pink.Put in ziplock over till you need it.
  18. Take a drop of each blue into the one fondant ball and roll it well till the ball is covered in blue .Put in ziplock over till you need it..
  19. Once the cake has been frosted and take out the pink fondant ball,Roll it on the work surface by using rolling pin.Take out the heart cut out shape and press into the fondant to get desired shape.Do the same for blue color fondant 
  20. For making gum paste glue, take the small portion of gum paste ball,take out the smallest gum paste and put into water.once the gum paste dissolved then it is ready for use.It helps in sticking the fondant on the cake.
  21. Stick the fondant heart shaped by applying glue gum paste into the cake and design it on your own.
  22. If you got the remaining frosting whipped cream of 2 colors,transfer one sided of pink and other side of blue color into the piping bag. you ll get 2 tone color and make it on the border of the cake or do it on your own design as the way you like.
  23. You can use your creativity on the cake especially for baby shower cake.I used my own creations for dividing the color of the cake into two.
Enjoy!!!

Happy Baking :)



5 comments:

  1. Amazingly beautiful cake! Loved the idea of cake pops...

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  2. Looks splendid,great job Archana.

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  3. wow archana fantastic cake and love the pink and blue combo :) looks fabulous !!

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  4. lovely work dear. super and love the surprise inside

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