White Chocolate and Cardamom Wedding Cake (sort of request bake #3)
This is sort of a request bake, so I’m claiming it as number 3.
Not content with cooking her way through the alphabet in under a year, creating woodland themed wedding cakes, and winning “Viewers Choice” at the Masterchef -challenge-style Nom Nom Nom 2011, Victoria Glass is writing a book about wedding cakes. Which is how I came to receive this call-to-arms (or should I say call-to-whisks?).
“…..I was hoping some of you might be interested in making a cake and testing out the time I give for the size it is and let me know how it turns out? Any comments on texture, difficulty rating, taste, etc, also extremely welcome. There will be 20 cake recipes in the book, but there will also be quantities and oven times for 3 different sizes of each cake…”
Now, I’m not going to give you the list of cakes on offer – you’ll have to wait for the book for that – but I can safely say that I was spoilt for choice. I usually get inspired to bake by seeing pictures on blogs or watching TV programmes, so choosing an option without knowing what the end product should look like encouraged me focus on interesting flavours instead. My first choice was Green Tea and Vanilla, followed closely by White Chocolate and Cardamom. Green Tea is hard to track down unless you want to pay a fortune, so that cake will follow shortly. In the meantime I give you ……
White Chocolate and Cardamom cake by Victoria Glass, as interpreted by piglingbland
(featuring my first attempt at buttercream roses with my shiny new 1M Wilton nozzle)
This is a 6″ cake so I suppose it’s top-tier size. It’s a very rich cake so I’m not sure I’d want the other tiers in the same flavour but the combination of white chocolate and cardamom is lovely, and surprisingly delicate. Obviously I can’t post the recipe, as that would defeat the point of Victoria compiling the book and there may be final edits to be made, but I’ll make sure I let you know when and where you can get the book as soon as it comes out.