Thanksgiving @Andy’s Kandy

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Wishing all of my faithful customers and followers a very Happy Thanksgiving 2015 ❤

 

 

Surfing in the USA……..

Made a birthday cake today for one lucky 9 year old girl.

Cake was simple but full of flavor. Layers of Rich Chocolate cake and Buttery Vanilla sponge cake filled with Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream.

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I love how it can go from looking so simple, to having a special meaning for someone!

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All it needs is a little bit of decoration, a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of love ❤

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Then added some personalized surf boards, a little sand, a bright pink Parasol and we are ready to party 🙂

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Rustic Churro Cake for the Birthday Girl by Andy’s Kandy

It’s my daughters 18th birthday tomorrow and of course she has a special request for her birthday cake.

In my country “Uruguay” we have this wonderful treat called “Churros“! They can be made hollow inside as well as regular with a dusting of confectioners sugar, dipped in chocolate, etc… I want to say its our version of the American Funnel Cake!

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Anyway, on this occasion I will be making churros at home for the first time, and I am making the hollow ones as the birthday girl wants them filled with Dulce de Leche.

So I started of by making the dough which is very simple.

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 1/2 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil

Measure the flour, I made this recipe X 3 to have enough as I wasn’t sure how many I would get out of the above recipe.

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Bring the water, sugar, salt and oil to a boil and then just add to the flour. Mix together, dough will be sticky and not very nice to handle.

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Of course I happened to know way in advance that I was going to make this cake, so I had ordered this wonderful handy dandy gadget called a Churrera which worked like a charm 🙂

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Fill a deep casserole with about 1 1/2 inches of oil and make sure its piping hot before you start frying the churros.

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Into the oil they went until they were nice and golden and then onto a paper towel to drain off. As you can see from the below picture, they are nicely hollow inside, perfect to fill with a filling of your choice.

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Once they had cooled off a bit I piped Dulce de Leche into them.

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Then used the outside ring of one of my cake pans to keep them in place, wrapped a lovely ribbon around it and all done.

A little dusting of confectioners sugar and some gold leaves finished off this birthday treat ❤

Happy Birthday my princess…

All tarted up…….ready to steal the spotlight!

Don’t you love it when something that can be so plain and simple as a vanilla cake, can get dressed up and step up to the plate to be the perfect center piece for that special occasion?

First of all I need to rectify the simple vanilla cake, its actually what they call the Miami Wedding/Birthday cake and let me tell you about it…..

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Each cake has:

  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of rum

Now this doesn’t include the filling or the fact that I made a total of 2 of these recipes to get all 4 cakes so you can do the math right? lol

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Once all 4 cakes were made it was time to slice them and start filling them and covering them with a delicious rum buttercream icing.

Then it was time to get dressed up for the special occasion!

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They both got their fondant party dresses……

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And now its time for some accessorizing……

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Lets not forget the lovely and chewy Brownie Pops that completed this cake for a Wigs and Mustaches Birthday Party!

And there she is, ready to go and steal the spotlight!

Thank you Amanda for entrusting me to make your special day birthday cake and Happy Birthday ❤