I finally fulfilled my promise to the little girls to make the Lady Bug Cake. They saw it on the calender of "Gulaku". I made exactly the same shape of lady bug but only using chocolate and whipping cream instead of buttercream. Buttercream looks prettier but I prefer the tastier one *hehehe* Usually we scrap out the buttercream and eat the cake. But too late to know that the girls like buttercream :p
Kumbang Imut Gulaku (LadyBug Cake)
Source: Gulaku Calender 2008
200 g Sugar
10 Egg yolks
7 White eggs
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp SP
100 g Butter, melted
200 g All purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp Baking powder, sifted
150 g Powdered sugar, sifted
250 g White butter
100 g Butter
5 tbsps Sweet condensed Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla
2 tbsps Rhum, optional
Strawberry and Pandan paste
Colourful candies or other sweets
1. Cake: Heat oven, grease one hole of muffin pan and heat proof glass bowl. Sprinkle with flour. Set aside.
2. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla till fluffly. Add in SP and beat until the batter has thickened.
3. Add in melted butter and flour mixture. Mix until well combine.
4. Pour into prepared muffin pan and bowl. Bake until the surface turned golden. Let cool.
5. Buttercream: Beat white butter and sugar until soften. Add in sweet condensed milk, butter, vanilla and rhum. Beat until smooth.
6. Devide 3/4 for strawberry paste and 1/4 for pandan paste.
7. Put bowl cake up side down on a tray. Cover with pink buttercream. Put muffin shape cake as the lady bug's head and cover with green buttercream.
8. Decorate with candies to make the lady bug looks cute.
In case of mine, I covered my ladybug with chocolate ganache (pink and yellow), smarties, colourful chocolate chips, and coloured whipped cream. My opinion of the cake itself regardless the outlook?? hmm... frankly speeking this cake uses many eggs, I like cakes with less eggs :p