Pokemon-Snorlax and Pikachu Fondant figurine Cake

Pokemon-Snorlax and Pikachu Fondant figurine Cake

Hello Sweeties!!!! This is a special cake for a special friend. His mom is a close friend and who would not take a no for a answer. At times, I feel I need such people who trust and have faith in me even when I don't have any!!!!

The story started simple, she asked me if I can make a cake like every year for her sons birthday. I was neck deep with stuff going around me that I sort of cringed at the cake making. 

I politely told her I am not able to give so much time and cannot make a fondant figurine cake so maybe this year break the tradition and order the cake from a store. She replied back asking that they would be happy with any cake no frosting if needed nor any fancy cake topper. She even opted to have one of his toys placed on the cake, but the cake has to be home made by me.

So in all the fancy dandy I came up with this cake and this cute fondant figurine following the step by step video. The cake stole all kids heart and one kid even nibbled on the snorlax ears just to be sure its not a toy!!

Pokemon-Snorlax and Pikachu Fondant figurine Cake

I had some leftover yellow fondant and so made the Pikachu also. I don't have a separate pic for the Pikachu. 

The cake is a simple chocolate cake.

Cake recipe-- Try my perfectly Chocolate cake

Whipped Cream icing;

You will need;
The icing is whipped cream pudding icing. ** Whipped Cream icing can be made by using simply Heavy Whipping Cream and Conf Sugar,, The Rec is as 

1 Cup heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Conf Sugar
1 Tsp Corn starch
Take a bigger bowl and keep some ice cubes in that.. Over the cubes place anr bowl. Take one cup cream and add sugar, corn starch and beat with electric mixer on medium till soft peaks are on the blade. The icing is ready. 

I have been using homemade marshmallow fondant, since I learnt the recipe with the candy crush cake. The fondant does taste good and is edible except for sugar high kids, no other risk!!!

I had some boxed chocolate frosting so made the borders with that. 

Thanks for such friends who don't take No for an answer and push me to give better than my best, if not for you, I would be slugging under the sheets never to raise my head out again!


Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Hello Sweeties!!! I know I am missing since long and some of my dear friends have been nice in gently reminding me not to ignore my third child Indulge. But things have been haywire since summer ended and the blog slowly got pushed to the back burner.

But better late than ever, I bring to you a very healthy and earthy butternut soup. Butternut Squash is a sweet squash and is really difficult to cube or de-skin. So I prefer the easy way out, I get cubed butternut squash, but if you happen to get the whole, cut in two parts and roast in the oven with skin on,  when cooked take the pulp out and use it in Indian gravies or soups.

I have added a apple in this soup as I had to finish some, but I would like to keep it out the next time I make this soup and pair it with tomato to give it the richness and take some of the tomato tang away. But for now, its butternut apple squash soup.

You will need,
2 cups cubes butternut squash
1/2 granny smith or red delicious apple, no skin and diced small
1/2 onion--diced
1-2 cloves garlic
1 tsp flour
1 tbspn oil
salt to taste
and Italian spices blend
water or stock

In a pressure pan, heat the oil and add garlic and onions, stir till onions are translucent, then add in the butternut squash, add the apples and let it roast till the butternut squash is browned, then add the flour and stir once, add the salt, spices and water and bring a small boil, cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Once cooled, run a stick blender and puree the soup, adjust water to thin it out if needed. Bring it to  a slow simmer  and enjoy the earthy soup with your loved ones.

This is my version of the low fat butternut squash soup. You will not miss the cream or butter in this soup.