Bee Mine Valentine!
I made beautiful cake roll for Valentine’s Day. This time I got a little more creative. I made fondant bees for decoration.
You can learn how to make it in my step by step video tutorial.
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3-4 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp room temperature butter
- 1 egg whites at room temperature
- splash of tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp butter melted, cooled
- 6 eggs separated, at room temperature + leftover egg yolk from the pattern batter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 block cream cheese about 226grams per block, room temperature
- 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar use little more as desired
- 2-3 tbsp whipping cream or heavy cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream butter, add powdered sugar, beat until creamy, add egg whites and beat
until incorporated, add vanilla extract and on low speed add flour. Color with yellow food coloring.
Spray the pan with a non stick spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a clean bowl beat egg whites with pinch of salt until soft peaks are formed, add about 1/2 of the granulated sugar, beat until stiff and glossy peaks are formed. Beat egg yolks with remaining sugar until pale in color and doubled in volume. Add vanilla extract and gradually add melted and cooled butter. Beat well. Color egg yolk mixture with orange food color. Don't use too much, just a tiny bit.
Into the egg mixture gradually, alternating fold in sifted flour and meringue. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes, don't over bake. Invert baked cake onto a wax paper dusted with powdered sugar, invert the cake again so the pattern is on the bottom. Place a wax paper sheet on the top and roll the cake into a log and let cool completely.
Unroll the cake and fill it with cream cheese filling. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for couple of hours. Decorate with fondant bees and hearts. Serve or store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Let come to room temperature before serving.
Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy, gradually add powdered sugar alternating with cream, beat well. add vanilla extract. Color filling with red food coloring.
Tools you need:
To make the Fondant Bees you need:
Fondant – I used a marshmallow fondant
Small Batch Marshmallow Fondant – Video tutorial
4 oz.(115grams) mini marshmallows
1/2lb ( about 2cups,227grams) powdered sugar
1/4tsp vanilla extract or lemon, almond extract
2tbl crisco or other solid vegetable shortening
Food colorings : black, yellow
Small round cutter- or use a large piping tip to cut the black and red rounds.
Food only paint brush