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Video: Galaxy Cake Or The New Crazy Pastry Craze
Certainly, there are cakes that appeal more than others! And this is precisely the case with the Galaxy Cake! So, after the Drip Cake, it's the turn of another pastry madness to conquer the Web. On social networks, Galaxy Food is the new trend that will put stars in the eyes of many foodies this year. Made from food coloring in blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes food glitter, cosmic patterns have already sublimated several desserts, such as macaroons, cookies, ice cream, donuts, smoothies, cupcakes and cakes. Follow us and find out how to make interstellar desserts a success. It's easy !
Galaxy cake: decryption and interstellar ideas to try
What do you think is the secret to a successful wedding or birthday cake? Originality and size, of course! More and more extravagant and imposing, contemporary cakes change the look every year! After Gravity Cake, galactic cake is the new trend in cake design. It is so magnificent that it puts stars in our eyes. And although it looks relatively complicated, Galaxy Cake has failed to scare some foodistas, who have already concocted several tutorials to make our job easier.
But what is it exactly? Galaxy Cake or Nebula Cake is undoubtedly the new favorite birthday cake for little ones… and not only! Sometimes reminiscent of the nuances of a nebula, sometimes illustrating the Milky Way, the flagship cake of 2020 haunts us day and night on social networks. Strange but super handsome, he is, unsurprisingly, of American origin. Created by a talented young pastry chef, the cake design was strongly inspired by the clichés concerning the most distant galaxy that we know.
The basic idea of the designer was to make a colorful mixture reminiscent of the galaxy. On her own blog, Mrs. Heather explains in more detail how she achieved the mesmerizing effect of her galactic cake. In short, she uses white sugar confetti to create a sort of illusion of little stars hidden in the blackish frosting.
How to prepare Galaxy cake at home?
As we have already mentioned to you, the galactic trend is endlessly available to suit all tastes. From macaroons to cupcakes, donuts, ice cream, cake pops, it is difficult to choose your favorite. The maxi cake presents the biggest challenge, however, for those who wish to take advantage of the galactic trend. This is why he will be the first to pass through the interstellar cuisine of Deavita.fr today. Here are the ingredients to get:
- 350 g of wheat flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 1 C. of sodium bicarbonate
- 1 C. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 250 g vegetable oil
- 200 ml of fermented milk
- 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1-2 egg (s)
- 250 g sugar
- 2 tbsp. black gel food coloring
- 1/2 tsp. tablespoon white vinegar
Preparation of the Galaxy cake:
Start by preheating the oven to 180 °. In a large salad bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and salt, then set aside. In a separate container, mix the sugar and oil and add the eggs one by one. Add the food coloring and vanilla extract and whisk everything well. Then add the flour-cocoa-salt mixture and the fermented milk. Mix until a homogeneous paste is obtained. In a small bowl, mix the white vinegar and the baking soda and add everything to the resulting paste. Mix again. Oil your molds and divide the dough into 3 or 4 round molds (depending on their size). Bake for 20 minutes and watch from time to time. Your sponge cake is ready! Now let's move on to the filling step!
Ingredients for the filling:
- 1-2 jar (s) buttercream
- milk jam
Preparation of the filling:
Get a pastry bag and fill it with buttercream. Place the first sponge cake on a cake stand. To adhere the cake, put a little buttercream on its edges. Then, in the center of the sponge cake, spread a good quantity of the milk jam. Then, surround the latter with buttercream. The goal is to form a kind of barrier that will keep the jam intact in the center. Then cover with a second layer of cake and repeat the operation.
After placing the last sponge cake, cover everything with buttercream. Use a spatula for a smoother finish. Then put in the oven for about 20 minutes. Take out and put a second layer of buttercream. Remember to work with the spatula. Leave in the fridge for 2-3 hours. To successfully mirror icing, your cake must be cold enough!
Ingredients for the mirror topping:
- 4 tbsp. powdered gelatin
- 100 ml of water
- 200 g of white couverture chocolate
- 140 ml of condensed and sweetened milk
- 200 g sugar
- 200 ml of glucose
- gel food coloring (navy blue, turquoise, pink, purple and white)
Preparation of the mirror coating:
Mix the gelatin with the water and set aside. In a salad bowl, put the chocolate, the sweetened milk and mix. Add the gelatin to it. In a small saucepan, pour the glucose, sugar and 100 ml of water. Boil the water. Remove from the heat and set aside at room temperature for a few minutes. Then pour the resulting mixture into the bowl with the chocolate. Using a hand blender, mix everything well until you get a smooth preparation. Divide the resulting topping into four bowls of different sizes. Add the coloring agents starting with the navy blue which should be placed in the larger container. Continue with the turquoise, the pink and finally put the purple in the smaller bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Now it's time to edit. To do this, get an angled spatula, a kitchen thermometer, white food coloring, and a fair amount of edible sprinkles or sprinkles. Then take your baking sheet and cover it with aluminum foil. In its center, put a bowl and mount your baked cake in it. Before you start, please check the temperature of your toppings first. It should generally be between 30 ° C and 32 ° C. If everything is good, pour your icing on the cake and very gently run the tip of the spatula to mix the cosmic colors. Sprinkle with glitter or sprinkles, if desired. To better visualize the icing step and the assembly, see the video above!
When it comes to preparing the galactic topping, there is more than one way to do it at home. That is, you can create the cosmic effect using black fondant, a brush and some natural sea sponges. It's just as easy! We provide above the steps for painting your Galaxy cake successfully. It's easy !
Geode Cake Update: The New Trendy Wedding Cake
The famous “Geode Cake” represents another gourmet jewel that is increasingly attractive to designers of designer cakes. And just like its galactic brother, this pretty work of art is also of American origin and is not that complicated to achieve … and the many tutorials available on the Web prove it! Indeed, if you arm yourself with patience and a few good ingredients, you will realize that making this kind of cake is child's play.
The basic principle? After preparing a classic wedding cake, you need to cut out a part that you cover with a colored buttercream and the famous sugar crystals. For a guaranteed visual effect, you simply have to gild the outlines of the cut part with gold leaf. Note: these crystals are completely edible and do not carry any risk for our stomachs.
Other galactic desserts
To create the galactic effect on your homemade macaroons, get a pastry bag and make several strokes of gel dyes of different cosmic colors (black, purple, blue, pink) inside the empty pocket. Then add the macaroon dough. The latter will automatically change its color. So you have the interstellar effect!
Cosmic ice cream sticks
To make yourself galactic ice cream sticks to crack, just use a coating of white chocolate. To do this, melt the latter and add a few drops of different dyes to it. Mix gently, trying to recreate some kind of mottling. Finally, dip your ice cream sticks and let yourself be seduced by the final result.
Astral icing for your cupcakes
Your homemade cupcakes also deserve a good galactic topping! To make it yourself, you need to color the icing (cream cheese and icing sugar) blue, pink, purple and black and place it inside your pastry bag. Finally, all that remains is to poach your gourmet cupcakes.
Easy astral donuts
Another galactic icing technique is to put a few drops of different colors in a topping made with coconut oil, soy milk and icing sugar before gently mixing with a spoon for the desired effect. Then, you just have to immerse the donuts, turning them slightly on themselves before letting them dry.