The Baking Owl

A blog written by an aspiring 14 year old baker…..


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Gold and Ivory Rose Cake (Cake 4 Kids Contest {2016})

For the past three years, I have competed in a cake competition held by this non profit organization that I volunteer for called Cake 4 Kids.

This year I decided to make this gold and ivory rose cake! I chose to do my favorite dark chocolate cake with a delicious homemade strawberry whipped cream.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Strawberry Crepes

Crepes have always been a favorite dish of mine whether it was eaten savory or sweet. Although I enjoy both, I think I’d prefer the sweet to the savory (surprise, surprise), so today I have brought to you my favorite whole wheat chocolate strawberry crepes!IMG_1107

Whenever I would go out to have a crepe, chocolate strawberry was always my go to. I just can’t resist chocolate strawberry anything, so I decided to try it out for myself and see how it turned out.

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Vanilla Chiffon Cake w/ Cream & Strawberries

Here’s a cake with a big fancy name- Vanilla Chiffon cake with homemade vanilla whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

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Yes, it is as good as it sounds. Maybe even better.

Chiffon cake has been on my baking bucket list for as long as I can remember. Now there are many types of chiffon cake. Chocolate chiffon, orange chiffon, lemon chiffon, the possibilities are endless. I opted to make a vanilla chiffon cake.

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Super Bowl Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hi everyone! Yesterday I wanted to make something Super Bowl related and I found this really cute idea of chocolate dipped strawberries that looked like footballs! So I bought a basket of fresh strawberries from the local farmers’ market and got some semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. I melted the semi-sweet chocolate and dipped the strawberries in almost all the way. Then, I let the strawberries harden in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Next, I took the white chocolate and melted it and poured it into a piping bag with a number 3 tip. Once the chocolate on the strawberries was hardened, I piped the stitches with the white chocolate. After that, I let it harden for a couple of minutes and then they were ready to eat! These strawberries are really delicious and simple to make and were also very festive!

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Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake

Yesterday, i made something new and different! It was a simple chocolate cake that was soaked in a raspberry sugar syrup and filled with homemade whipped cream and fresh organic strawberries. It was a six inch cake that was cut into 2 layers. The sugar syrup was made by boiling sugar and water together and then adding a little bit of raspberry extract. It keeps the cake from drying out and makes the cake softer. I whipped some whipping cream and added a bit of powdered sugar for sweetness. After that, I added finely chopped strawberries into the whipped cream and slathered it in between the 2 layers. I decorated the cake with plain sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries. To find the recipe of the sugar syrup look below the pics or in Recipes.

Here are a couple of pictures I took:

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Sugar Syrup

Makes enough sugar syrup for two six inch cakes

or ½ cup of sugar syrup

Ingredients:

¼ cup of granulated sugar

¼ cup of water

1 tsp. of any extract (Optional)

Directions:

1.Pour water and sugar into a pot.

2.Constantly stir on high until the sugar and water comes to a boil.

3.Remove the pot from heat and wait for it to cool down a bit.

4.Then add your choice of extract.

5.Brush the sugar syrup on the cut side of the cooled cake and let the sugar syrup soak into the cake for about 5 minutes.