I am very fond of the ocean, also of baking. So I wanted to make something that represents ‘Cake by the ocean!’
Decorative and detailed cakes are usually made of fondant. But I had some left over cream cheese frosting, so I’ve decided to use them and make some meringue frosting for making the white foam of the ocean waves.
Here is a very easy way of how to make a ‘Wavy Cake’.
Ingredients: 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 tea spoon of baking powder, 1 tea spoon of vanilla essence, half a cup of milk/greek yougurt, cream cheese or buttercream frosting, meringue frosting, blue food color (either liquid or gel paste), star sprinkles
Process: Make the vanilla cake first. Pre-heat your oven. Combine wet (whisked eggs, milk/greek yougurt, vanilla essence) and dry (sugar, flour, baking powder) ingredients separately. Then mix the wet and the dry ingredients together. Pour the mixture in a greased cake pan and put it in the oven for 20-30 minutes (160 degree cel). To know if it’s baked or not, insert a toothpick inside the cake. If it comes out clear, that means it’s baked. If not, then it needs more time to bake.
Cool the cake completely.
Now it’s time to decorate and turn it into a ‘Wavy Cake’.
In the middle of 1/3 part of the cake, make some wavy swirls with some meringue frosting using a piping bag and a star nozzle. This represents the white foam of the blue waves. Remember to keep some spaces on both sides of the meringue frosting like a barrier.
On the part which has comparatively slight space, randomly put some star sprinkles, they’ll look like star fishes on the coast of the ocean.
Make three different shades of blue by mixing the food color on the frosting. Now on the part which has more space start piping the colored frosting with nozzle or spread the frosting with offset spatula. You can randomly use the many shades of blue or you can go step by step from light to dark. I prefer spreading the frosting, making it look flat and light to dark.
Chill for some times.
Now wonder if you wanna eat this beautiful cake or flaunt it on your drawing room?