Saturday, September 11, 2010
Coffee Sponge Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
It's been quite long time which I had practiced piping rose for cake decoration with my friend. I wanted to practice more but I did not have a chance to do much about cake decoration. I tried one time to piping rose with cream cheese frosting which I made for my green tea cupcakes but my frosting was too runny to see the rose. Since I started baking last year, there's one basic thing which I should do but I never and that is making buttercream. Last week I decided to make buttercream which is this recipe very popular in Thai baking forum and the person who is very kind to share is Khun Mam Tiara. Thank your for sharing such a great buttercream recipe :)
I beat the cream only half recipe coz I thought it will be enough for me who I don't use buttercream so much. This time I baked coffee sponge cake and I wanted to make coffee buttercream but the end I only divided some and put chocolate paste to mix and decorated as shown in the photos. Due to my family doesn't like too much cream on cake I just piping directly to the cake without cream base. This buttercream is perfect in taste and texture for piping. It might a bit difficult in process of making than normal western recipes and there are some tricks which you have to be careful when beating. But if you can do it, you will not be disappointed and you won't be searching another recipe for buttercream again.