No wedding, no matter its magnitude, notcomplete without a wedding cake. It is the same attribute as the bride's wedding dress or newlyweds rings. Many guests even specially expect the end of the banquet, to see and try a little bit of a culinary masterpiece. What could be more symbolic on holiday than the wedding cake heart?
Tips for choosing a cake in the shape of a heart for wedding
Taking care of the choice of a sweet dessert for a weddingyou need to advance. Find out what your company or bakery of the city are engaged in the creation of cakes to order. Ask customer reviews, the rates for such services. To dwell on any particular cake, you have to know how many guests at the wedding, to determine the shape, size and weight of the dessert, staff and decor. As you can see, if the main delicacy of your celebration will be a wedding cake shaped heart - the symbol of a great and eternal love?
Stand and the number of storeys
Dessert can be a single or multi-storey. The choice is holiday hosts. For a small wedding party suit single storey cake in a few cakes. Sample sizes can be calculated by the number of people invited to the celebration. On average, the cake portion is 5-7 cm wide. If guests expected more, and dessert should be increased in size, both in width and in height. Very nice look biscuits laid out in several floors decorated with putty and cream.
Cake may not be without the base substrate. There are several types of supports and different diameters:
- tiered vertical;
- with 2, 3, even 5 th tiers in the form of a tree;
- tray for dessert;
- table on wheels under the big cake.
On the stand this wedding is always treatIt looks more solid and more presentable. Such devices are plastic (clear or white) glass. metal or plastic used to manufacture trays. After baking, biscuits desired shape laid out on the substrate, so that the contours between the frame and the future of the cake the same. Only then pastry, creating a masterpiece, decorating starts.
The color of decorations and toppings
It is better to pre-decide what color schemeshould be cake. The bride and groom need to choose the will is something delicate pink and white, air or bright juicy colors. The decoration can be flowers, butterflies, beads and figurines, fashioned from the mastic. The most common option for the decoration of the wedding cake - prototypes of the bride and groom standing on top of the confection.
In the selection of toppings imagination has no limits. In the course can go:
- vegetable cream;
- butter cream;
- cream cheese;
- based on the condensed milk;
- sour cream.
Cake should turn out not only externallyattractive, but definitely delicious. Under each type of sponge cake fit your cream. It all depends on what you want to get a result - air cake or juicy and hearty. The combination in the dessert of fresh or canned fruit and vegetable cream does not cause gravity after its use. Very popular sour cream. Under a mastic jewelery best for creams based on vegetable cream cheese mascarons.
Decorating and decor
As far as advanced production technologycakes, known only by experienced bakers. Even some 30-40 years ago were monotonous decoration of cream roses (oil). Now cakes may look like a work of art that even a pity to make an incision, rather than what to eat. To work on such a cake and get the expected result, you need to know a lot of secrets.
Nowadays widespreadcakes, decorated with figures of mastic or completely covered with mastic. Vyleplivaetsya a story or a picture. To help are edible sugar beads, marmalade figurines. Separately, you can sculpt or buy ready-made figurines made of putty, designed for a particular celebration, in this case - the wedding. Inscriptions are made using a special tube filled food gel.
If the cake has several layers, each worthdone differently. It will be interesting to look outside, and guests can enjoy several types of biscuit and filling. For example, one layer can be decorated with fruit, strawberries and cream, and the other - is impregnated with a cream based on cream and decorated with a scattering of flowers, and the top - coated with a layer of mastic and always decorated with figures of newlyweds. This cake will be remembered not only the perpetrators of the events, but also to all those present.
Recipe Cake "Two hearts" in the home
House is quite possible to cope with such pastriesthe original cake, as "Two hearts". The output will dessert weighing about 9 kg. If you have the time, and most importantly the desire to do home-made cakes for the occasion - worth a try. Stock up on essential products and start to act. For sure, you will surprise all the guests that created this masterpiece with his own hands. In this recipe you can bake a cake not only the wedding, but also on its anniversary.
Necessary ingredients for the dough:
- flour - about 2500 g;
- sugar - about 1 kg;
- cocoa powder - 12-13 tablespoons;
- baking powder - 4 teaspoons;
- egg - 4 pieces;
- Cream margarine -200 g;
- honey - 8-9 tablespoons;
- milk - 25 tablespoons.
Ingredients for the cream:
- butter - 1300 g;
- Milk - 2.5 l;
- sugar - 1300 g;
- yolks - 16 pieces;
- vanilla sugar - 40 g;
- flour - 20 tablespoons.
To decorate the cake will need:
- cream - about 1 L;
- powdered sugar - about 1.5 kg;
- gelatine - 20 g;
- red food coloring.
- Connect in a bowl the eggs with the sugar, stir well, add there honey, margarine, milk.
- To prepare a steam bath, put it well mixed mass. Bring to the boil to margarine, sugar, honey is completely melted.
- Mix cocoa, half the rate of the flour with baking powder. Mix well and remove from the steam bath.
- Of the remaining flour to make a mound with a pit inside to pour the hot chocolate mass.
- Knead the dough until then, until it becomes elastic, and will not stick to your hands.
- Divide it into 16 equal pieces and make balls.
- The balls roll on the cakes, a little big in the parameters as baking size decreases.
- Each cake is baked in the oven for 6-8 minutes at a temperature of 180-200 degrees. So prepare all 16 layers of cake future.
- The shape of the heart attach Korzh while they are hot, otherwise then do it will be difficult.
- Approximately 1.5 liters of milk, 800 grams of sugar, mix, put on a small fire.
- In a separate container thoroughly mix the egg yolks, remaining sugar, vanilla until smooth, gradually adding 1 liter of milk.
- In hot milk, standing at the plate, pour a thin stream of milk-yolk mixture, stirring constantly.
- When the cream begins to thicken, bring it to a boil.
- In the cooling structure, add the softened butter, mix well.
- Allow it to cool completely and whisk well.
Assembling and decorating a wedding cake:
- Each cake impregnate cream, add up. two hearts should now have 8 layers.
- Putting a number, one heart cut the excess area, connect them together. Give time to soak for 30-40 minutes.
- Begin to decorate with whipped cream, powdered sugar.
- Well coated with a cake on all sides, from top to flatten the cream with a knife.
- Decorate figures of mastic.
Video: how to decorate a cake with mastic?
To book or not to buy masticfigurines, you can show your creativity - make them yourself. If you engage in this process the whole family, you get an interesting exposition. Fashioned figurines of putty can be stored up to 6 months in a cool place, sealed container. Check out the video below for decorating with mastic (as it can be "obtyanut" cake), you will want to immediately apply their knowledge in practice.