Bears Vs. Babies Cake
Want to WOW your guests on game night? Then make this delicious Bears vs. Babies cake.
You can find the pattern here – BearsVsBabiesPattern.jpg (225 downloads) .
Ganache can be used as a glaze, icing, sauce, or filling.
- 12 ounces chocolate chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tbsp flavored liqueur optional
Place chocolate pieces into a large bowl. The higher quality chocolate, the better.
Heat heavy cream on medium high until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately pour cream over chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
If you plan to add any liqueurs, add it at this time.
Allow the ganache to completely cool and set up. I put my ganache in the refrigerator to help it set up faster.
Store leftover ganache in the refrigerator.
*Batter for Letters
Use this thicker batter to pipe details on roll cakes before baking
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 tbsp butter room temperature
- 3 egg whites room temperature
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1-2 tbsp water to thin the batter as needed
Cream butter and powdered sugar
Add egg whites and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated
Gradually add the flour and mix well
Divide batter into 5 portions and color with food coloring gels
Fill piping bags with batter
Using the Bears vs. Babies pattern, pipe the letters onto the parchment paper
Freeze for 30 minutes
*Chocolate Sponge Roll Cake
This sponge cake is sweet, delicious and easy to roll. Add whipped cream and strawberries for extra elegance.
- 5 eggs separated
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored.
Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Stir in vanilla. Sift flour and cocoa into the egg mixture. Batter will be very thick.
Beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into batter.
Remove Bears vs. Babies letters/parchment paper from the refrigerator. Grease a 13 x 18 x 1 inch baking pan and line it with the letters/parchment.
Spread chocolate better evenly into prepared pan covering the letters.
Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with baking cocoa. Gently peel off parchment paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Nothing compares to homemade whipped cream!
- 2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks are about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form.
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