Skip to main content

My Experience making Brush Stroke Cake

I wished to make something beautiful and unique for my daughter's first birthday. I have baked a lot and have made some really tasty cakes but never really worked on frosting or decorations. I didn't have a clue what to make. One day i had a cake recipe video suggestion from food network on my facebook feed, brush stroke cake I saw the video and I was convinced that this is what I wanted to make.

Of course, I googled and researched and looked at different videos to get a better idea what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a chocolate cake, so I researched some more. Finally I came upon a blog called Modern Honey where the author called her cake LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT and I thought a cake with this name had to be tried!!

Lastly for the buttercream: I followed instructions on following video tutorial for buttercream both vanilla and chocolate.

I followed the recipe exactly as on Modern Honey for the cake and the results were AWESOME!! A very big thank you to author of Modern Honey for sharing this recipe.


As for the buttercream, I do not have an exact recipe as I was doing a trial, next time I'll note down the measures as mine were slightly different than on Modern Honey blog. Basically less sugar than given.

Finally, the beautiful brush strokes were made with multicolor wilton candy melts as I could not come up with a colour combination and went with Rainbow theme cake :) I mixed several colours like shown in first video to make new colours, other interesting thing I did was, I dipped my spatula in one color and made a drop of another colour, hence I had a shaded brushstroke. I thought that was quite cool!

All in all, it took me 8-9 hours to get the cake done, made over 2 days. It was a fun project, with everyone in family wanting to try their hand at making brush stroke. The most difficult part for me was frosting the cake and getting it as smooth as possible, which I didn't do a good job as it was my first time doing it. However, in the end it didn't matter as it was covered by brush strokes :) 
Rest of it was fairly easy


The cake looked gorgeous and everyone loved it! No one believed it was a home made cake :) :)

Thank you once again to fellow bloggers and you tube tutorial makers!!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

garlic mushrooms

this is one of my favourite recipes and this has been well loved all over even by those people who don't like mushroom....i had it for the first time in pizza hut....figured out how to make them while eating it...and yes this is one of the best mushroom dishes i have learnt till date...so this one is for all you mushroom lovers....and ones who want to give mushroom another shot!!
ingredients:
250 gram mushrooms3 cloves chopped/crushed garlic1 tbsp ginger chilly pastechopped cilantro (coriander)pinch of aji na moto (chinese salt)salt as per taste1 tsp garam masala1 1/2 tbsp olive oil/ vegetable oil Method:
wash and clean mushrooms thoroughly.chop them into half...do not chop them too small as they shrink a lot when cooked.in a bowl take mushrooms and all ingredients and let it marinate for 30 min.saute the mushrooms after half n hour for 10-15 min or till tender... Pointers
always add little less of spices or salt than u think is required for the given quantity of mushrooms as they s…

conversations of crow n koyal

कौवा :
कोयलदीदीमुझेबताओकैसेगीतसुनतीहो
भेदभरीक्याबाटहैजिसमेजगसेआदरपातीहो
क्योमुझकोधुत्काराजाता
लोगबंधकरलेतेकान
मेरेबोलनप्यारेलगतेहमदोनोंजबएकसमान

कोयल :
हमदोनोंतनकेकालेहै
बोलनही लेकीन ek समान
बोल तुम्हारा कडुवा लगता
मेरी मधुसी मीठी तान

jus felt like writing this poem....we had it in hindi text in 6th or 7th grade.....my apologies for any mistakes..wrote as i remembered it...n sorry for "ek"...cant seem to get it in hindi....dont know why....