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Pumpkin Cake recipe (Bolo di Pampuna)

It's autumn and it is the perfect time to bake pumpkin Cake. So let the fun begin!!!

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Butter, or lightly spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 20 cm cake pan.
Ingredients: 113 gr. unsalted butter,1 1/4 cups light brown sugar,2 large eggs,1 cup pure pumpkin puree,1 teaspoon vanilla extract,2 cups sifted flour,1/4 teaspoon baking powder,1 teaspoon baking soda,1/4 teaspoon salt,1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg,1/8 teaspoon ground cloves,1/2 cup buttermilk,
All the ingredients must be at room temperature!!!
Preparation:

Pumpkin puree
Cut your pumpkin into cubes and put it in a pan with water on fire.Let the pumpkin cook for 30 minutes or until it is softened. When the pumpkin is cooked remove it from the heat and let it cool down. Use a blender to puree your pumpkin or you can also do it with a fork.The pumpkin puree is ready let’s start with the cake batter.

Cake batter: In the bowl of an electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), bea…

Carrot cake recipe

When people hear "Carrot cake" they are like "It's a vegetable"!! But after you try this recipe you won't think like that anymore.
The cake on the picture is filled with cream cheese icing and the outside is also cream cheese icing! If you want the cream cheese icing, just leave a message behind!
Have fun baking and decorating!




Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
Requirements: 2 x 20 diameter (8 inch) baking pan,Bowl,Whisk,Sifter,Spatula,Grater,Pan, 
Ingredients: 335 gram of butter,2 ¼ cup flour,1 ½ teaspoon baking soda,1 ½ teaspoon baking powder,1 tablespoon cinnamon,¾ cup sugar,¾ cup light brown sugar,4 eggs,1 tablespoon vanilla extract,5 large grated carrots. 
Preparation: Melt the butter in a pan. When the butter is completely melted and become golden yellow you can remove it from the fire. Let the butter cool down and continue with the other ingredients,Mix the white and brown sugar together in a bowl,Add the eggs and vanilla extract into the bowl (with the sugar) a…

Gum paste" white flower" Cake topper Tutorial

Last weekend I made a beautiful black and white birthday cake. On the top of this cake I put a beautiful gum paste white flower. This flower made the cake look spectacular. The first tier was a vanilla cake covered with white fondant and I piped black lines on the cake with royale icing. The second tier is a chocolate cake covered with black fondant and sugar pearls.

First I will give the ingredients and tools I used to make this flower, followed by a step by step instruction on how to make this flower. 
For this white flower you will need the following tools and ingredients: -Rolling pin,-Rolling mat (optional),-Petal cookie cutter,-Gumpaste,-Floral tape,-Floral wire,-Knife/scriber tool,-Mini rolling tool,-Plastic cover,-Pollen (these you can’t eat, they are artificial).



Steps: Knead your gum paste till it turn a little bit flexible to work withRoll you gum paste out with your rolling pin as thin as possible
Press your petal cookie cutter into the gum paste. Make 6 petals,

 Remove the exces…