I’m sure most of you have heard the term “steam buttercream”. Everyone seems to be talking about it, now. I’m not a fan of buttercream, obviously I’m more into fondant. But curiosity kills the cat, I attended a class to see what the hype was all about. Seriously, I think the word “steam” is quite misleading. More appropriate would be sort of, “melted or poured buttercream”. Here are some pictures using the “steam buttercream” technique.
First you have to make sure all the cake edges are not sharp. So, we need to trim and make it slightly curvy. This will allow the buttercream to flow down smoothly.
For the buttercream, you could use any recipe. But avoid any meringue or egg based recipe, and also whip cream. It is best to prepare more than needed, coz you need a lot to ensure it covers all sides of the cake. Boil some water in a huge wok. Put the buttercream in a plastic container (not steel as it would be too hot). I don’t like the idea of putting the very thin plastic into hot boiling water, any other altenative, anyone ? Anyway, hold the cointainer above the water, and dip the bottom a few times into the water. All the while, you need to stir the buttercream. Keep stirring until the buttercream is softened to a pouring consistency. It would take probably about 3 minutes. But to a person who doesn’t exercise like me, my hands started cramping after a few seconds of the constant stirring .. Never allow the buttercream to get too hot, if it starts getting oily, remove from heat and mix well again.
Place the cake on top of a wire in a big tray (see the picture above). Now you have to be quick. Start pouring on the edges. Then pour all the balance in the middle on top of the cake. Immediately after this, you have to shake, shake, shake the cake (kasi gegar same dia..). Then all the buttercream will flow down. Never tilt the cake. The pouring technique needs practice, as you can see below, not all of the cake surface is covered and the top is not so smooth.
Just leave the cake for a few minutes and the buttercream will hardened. You are left with a beautiful smooth finish. You could actually patch any uncovered area using a spatula, as usual. But try not to touch the top of the cake or you’ll ruined the smooth buttercream. The cake is ready to be decorated in any way you like.
The balance of the buttercream can be kept in the fridge and recycled. But make sure any cake crumbs are removed first. I like this technique, but first I have to ensure I have a maid, who will do the cleaning up !
Good luck to you.
Try out our and latest iseeq courses to get high flying success in final braindumps and pass4sure ccie exams; our realtests lsat is also very useful tool.
- August 1, 2015
- August 2, 2015
- August 3, 2015
- August 7, 2015
- August 8, 2015
- Breadmaking Breadmaking
Time: 10:30 am
at 10:30 am
- Breadmaking Breadmaking
- August 9, 2015
- August 15, 2015
- August 16, 2015
- August 22, 2015
Sms/ whatsapp : 019-3805344
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
ARISSA AZMAN RESOURCES(002206222P)
1 Jalan Indah 1, Taman Cheras Indah,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM !
My instagramFollow me to see the latest bakes !#matcha #financier (hazelnut) with cherry filling.min_bakingproject804Assalamualaikum, class schedule for August. To join, pls WA min at 019-3805344, class details at http://bakingproject.com. Thank you August 1- Fondant cake deco - wedding August 2 - Buttercream flower cake August 3 - 3 tiers fondant wedding cake August 7 - Sugarflower - peony & roses August 8 - Bread-making August 9 - Baking - bitesized desserts August 15 - Buttercream side design August 16 - Fancy cookies bake & deco at 9:30 am Fondant figurine - farmland at 2:30 pm August 22 - Baking class - macarons #kelaskek #kelasbakingmin_bakingproject410Late #lunch. Fast #foodmin_bakingproject805Apple nougat #tart (Pistachios topping) for my mom. Wanted to make almond nougat tapi dah kehabisan almond.min_bakingproject1363Assalamualaikum, personal baking class is open from Monday to Fridays Sila maklumkan kek/ resepi apa yg ingin dipelajari & WA ke 019-3805344. Further details at http://bakingproject.com. #kelasbakingmin_bakingproject461Assalamualaikum, if you are interested in joining this class pls sms to min 019-3805344. Deposit is RM100. Tq Buttercream flowers deco class Date : 2 Aug, sunday Time : 10.30 am to 3.30 pm Fee : RM380 Location : close to Tesco Ampang, KL Recipes given : Vanilla cake, Swiss meringue buttercream, American buttercream and Creamy buttercream (yummy). Demo – How to make Creamy buttercream ( no baking of cake is included). 100% hands-on : Introduction to piping tip/ nozzle. Making icing of different consistency. Colour mixing, handling piping bags. Crumb coat and how to iced a cake. Decoration of one 9 inch cake with flowers – Open and closed roses/ ranunculus, ribbon roses, chrysanthemums, carnation, daisies, leaf and filler flowers. Making sIde design. Students will take back the cake. All ingredients provided. Students need to bring apron, tissue paper and a 12 inch cake box. #kelaskek #cake #kekmin_bakingproject580Tengah merendang - ni my favourite. #Resepi di ambik dari buku Betty Saw, 1982 (thank you) RENDANG TERLAGI-LAGI org Perak ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 cawan minyak 600 gm daging lembu, potong setebal 1/4 inci Kicap manis dan masin, agak2 Oyster sos - 3 sudu besar Bahan giling : 20 biji cili kering giling, atau cili boh 300 gm bawang merah 4 ulas bawang putih 1 inci halia 4 batang serai ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Santan dari 1 1/2 biji kelapa, pati Air asam jawa, 5 sudu 1/2 biji kelapa parut putih, di goreng perang ( jangan tumbuk) Garam, gula CARA : Mula-mula kita masukkan dulu semua daging tu dlm pressure cooker bagi lembut. Dlm 40 minit. Atau boleh gak guna slow cooker, tapi berjam2 le. Bila daging dah lembut sikit, keluarkan dan lumurkan dgn kicap manis, kicap masin dan oyster sos Next, tumiskan bahan giling. Bila dah hampir masak, masukkan daging tadi. Kacau biar rata. Masukkan santan. Kecikkan api, kacau sekali-sekala sampai keluar minyak. Adjust la, kut nak tambah kicap lagi ke. Bila daging dah betul2 lembut, masukkan air asam jawa dan kelapa parut. Tambah gula dan garam. Siap utk di hidang. #raya #masak #makan #rendangdagingmin_bakingproject1035Dodol dari #kampung. Not really my favourite tapi boleh la kunyah-kunyah secubit. #rayamin_bakingproject612Jom shopping 😄 anchovies #fish #foodmin_bakingproject532Bunga-bunga di #kampung.min_bakingproject531
Click for more info
Search for recipes
Order my books