Simply birthday cake

Hi, in this video tutorial we’ll show you how we prepared a cake using only a decorative rolling pin.
The decorative rolling pin is available in the market in different types and we’ll show you the how to use the most common type.

We have different plastic cylinders of different sizes and shapes that we can use to assemble our decorative rolling pin to realize some sugar paste stripes according to our needs.

We created some sugar paste stripes to decorate the edges and to realize a bow that we’ll put at the top of our cake.

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Babà original recipe

Another classic of Italian pastry: the Babà napoletano, enriched with custard and cherries in syrup.



Time: 2 hours

Babà ingredients:
– 2 cups sifted flour
– 1,8oz sifted confectioners’ sugar
– 3 eggs
– 3,5oz butter
– 2 tablespoon milk
– 0,5oz brewer’s yeast
– a pinch of salt

Procedure:
Mix eggs and milk in a bowl. Melt and add butter and brewer’s yeast. Add flour and sugar and mix well. Cover with a little flour and put into the oven at 85°F for about 40 minutes to rise (it should double size). Pour the batter in the buttered pans with a piping bag (fill 3/4). Put into the oven at 85°F to rise to the edge of the pan. Bake at 320°F until it becomes brownish. Let cool completely. When it cold, dip in hot bagna. Finally add cream with a piping bag.

Bagna (to wet the Babà) ingredients:
– 2,5 cups sugar
– 2 cups water
– 1 cup rhum

Procedure:
Boil in a casserole sugar with water. Mix with a spoon. Let cool briefly and add rhum.

Cream ingredients:
– 2,5 cups milk
– 1 tablespoon flour
– 4oz sugar
– 1 tablespoon corn starch
– 5 egg yolks
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:
Pour in a casserole milk and add flour. Mix. Add sugar, corn starch, egg yolks and vanilla extract. Turn on the flame and mix well. Boil for about 2 minutes. Turn off flame and pour in a container, cover and let cool completely.

Italian chantilly cream recipe

Ingredients:
– 1,7 cups (400ml) milk
– 4 egg yolks
– 1/2 cup (125gr) sugar
– 1oz (30gr) flour
– 1 cup (250ml) cream
– 1/2 lemon peel
– a little pinch of salt

Preparation:
Beat the egg yolks with sugar and salt, add the flour and mix well. Add the milk previously boiled with lemon peel. Boil for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into a container and allow to cool, covering the cream with plastic wrap.
Whip the cream and fold into the cooled cream with a spoon.

More information can be found by viewing the step by step video.

Decorate a birthday cake

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In this video we used vegetable cream for decorations and butter cream for the word “Auguri” (Congratulations).
First we frosted the cake with vegetable cream, then using the pastry bag we decorated the edges. Finally we placed the roses and leaves previously made ​​with sugar paste (let dry 24-48 hours).