Showing posts from April 19, 2009

Strawberry Mousse Recipe

As promised in the previous post, here is my recipe for Strawberry Mousse. It can be used as a cake filling (before you chill it too much and it gets firm) or on top of shortcake, inside dessert crepes, or even in a simple chocolate dessert cup as shown here. Ingredients: 2 cups hulled strawberries 1/2 cup sugar 1 packet unflavored gelatin (about 1 Tablespoon) 2 Tablespoons cold water 3 Tablespoons boiling water 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Method: 1. Mash strawberries. Add sugar and mix. Let stand. 2. Bring water to a boil. Dissolve gelatin in the cold water. Add the boiling water and stir until gelatin has dissolved. 3. Add gelatin to strawberries. 4. Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. When the strawberry-gelatin mixture has reached the consistency of heavy syrup, fold the whipped cream into the berry mixture. 5. Allow mixture to set. While still spreadable, use as a cake filling. If using for crepes, shortcake, or another use, let set in the fridge.

Past birthday cake gallery

Welcome! Today Chef Jen-o-wa Kowski-Browski presents for your! Pictures of my attempts at cake decorating. They are not professional. I am not a professional. Hence the variation in the script and squigliness. So first is a cake I made for my parents. It was for their 40th anniverary. I think it was yellow cake. It definitely had homemade buttercream frosting and strawberry mousse filling . Next is a birthday cake from Eric's first birthday. I used a shaped Wilton cake pan and followed the instructions to decorate it using Wilton supplies. It turned out pretty good. It was yellow cake, no filling, homemade buttercream frosting . Then third, this was Eric's cake from his second birthday. I was a tad rushed for time, so I used store-bought vanilla and chocolate frosting in a tub. I colored the vanilla frosting using my Wilton coloring. I spread the frosting instead of piping the whole thing. The train is a Thomas candle. I used pretzels as