Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Flavor of the Month....Trains, Plains and Automobiles

Anybody need some transportation? You have your choice of Trains, Planes or Automobiles.

The train and car are red velvet cake with Raspberry Buttercream then covered in Fondant. The plain is actually a plane mold pan that i have, and it's flavor is butterscotch cake with raspberry buttercream as well.

One thing I've learned I'm not very good at sculpting cakes, but that will take some time to figure out.
Recipes:
Red Velvet Cake
Whisk together until thoroughly blended:
2 1/3 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Beat in a large bowl until creamy
3/4 cup unsalted butter
Gradually add and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, 3-5 mins.
1 1/3 cups sugar
Whisk together, then gradually beat in, taking about 2 mins.
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add, 1 to 3 teaspoons red food coloring with the first batch of buttermilk
Beating at low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with buttermilk
1 cup buttermilk
Grease 2-8 inch pans
Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins.
Butterscotch Cake
Take your basic white cake mix (I know i never like to cheat), follow directions on package. Add one package of butterscotch pudding mix.
Bake based on package instructions.
I used my plane pan for this recipe but you could easily use this recipe for cakes or cupcakes.
Raspberry buttercream
I use my standard buttercream recipe but instead of using water as the base, i put in a package of fresh or a cup of frozen (first thawed) strawberries.

5 comments:

  1. "not very good at sculpting cakes.." I beg to differ, my friend! These are FABULOUS!!! Wow!

    I think my favorite part is the windshield wiper! :) So, so cute!!!

    And, Butterscotch cake...yum! I've never head of that, but I want some!

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  2. Your cakes look great and I'm going to have to try your butterscotch cake recipe. It sounds so good!!

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  3. I think you did very good. I love the car the best.

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  4. Those are so cute! My niece would love the airplane!

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