August 1, 2007

I couldn't bring cake...

I was swarmed with 5 birthdays in one weekend!
I usually do show up with a cake; but 5 cakes in 2 days is just impossible to do. I tried not to gauge who I should make a cake for in terms of level of 'importance'; as all of them were great friends and everyone deserved a CAKE! *faints*...I was at my wits ends!
Mom made a good point that; if I turn up with a cake at all birthdays, I'll be invited to every party every year; expected to come with cake! She asked me how long could I keep that up. *shrug* She suggested I bring something else instead. Something nice. For everyone to share. I guess she's right.
I decided...NO cake for everyone *laughs*
These turned out to be a hit at Hideboo's birthday party. Plus there was already a beer themed cake for him from another great baker! *Phew* Lucky I didn't bring a cake too *laughs*
I made tiny custard puff pastry tartlets adorned with fruit.
They were real simple and quick to do;
bake bases; fill tarts with thick custard and top with fruit!
Here's how you make the tiny pastries.
  • Take 2 sheets of thawed ready rolled puff pastry.
  • Dust one liberally with icing sugar
  • Place 2nd sheet on top of the first dusted one.
  • Press to seal gently
  • Roll up the square tightly from the angle closest to you
  • Form a firm long log and slice 1 cm thick slices from the log to create tiny discs
  • roll out each disc into a oval flat and lay onto cookie sheet/baking paper
  • brush with eggwash or some milk to create shine
  • bake in preheated 190 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until pastries are puffed and golden.
Allow to cool on a rack and fill with whatever tickles your fancy ;)


Bento Pet said...

Cool tarts!! I love your cakes. They take my breath away.


Leica said...

How did you make the custard?

Anonymous said...

I like your 3 tier cake plates. May I know where I can buy it?


Su-Yin said...

thanks bento pet ;)

leica: readymade out of the bottle vanilla custard! *wink* Haha I didn't have time to make my own; plus the ones they sell at the supermarket here in australia are thick, rich and taste pretty good!

nora: I actually got them from my dear housemates as a present...I'm not certain where they came from. Where do you live btw?

Anonymous said...

I live in Singapore & I couldn't find a pretty 3 tier cake plates like yours.


grub said...

would it be a casa domani tier cake plate?