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Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon
Today I am going to show you how to make your very own poppin cookin style kit from scratch.
A few weeks ago I did a poppin cookin video and had lots of requests for a mini version
that you can make yourself that actually tastes good and so that you know exactly what is
going into those powders. So I've been doing some experimenting and
designing and its finally ready... I'll show you how to make the cake first using the kit
first and then I'll show you how to make the kit and the powders themselves.
So in your kit when you open it up you'll have all this cool looking stuff. We've got
a mini piping bag, a measuring cup, three cupcake cases, some decorations, Three different
powders we've got a fondant mix, chocolate icing and cake mix there.
A 1/4 of a teaspoon measure, a couple of sheets of baking paper and of course the instructions
so you know what to do.
The instructions say to add 6 scoops of water to the cake mix. Add those just add those
in making sure each of your scoops are full to the top. Then stir it together, try and
make sure you don't have too much cake mix on the side try and get it all down the bottom.
Then place that in the microwave on medium heat for 1 minute. Then take that out and
leave it in its case to cool.
Add the fondant mix to a new case and add just 1 scoop of water. Mix it around and it
looks like nothing is happening, but that's fine don't add any more water to it.
Microwave on high for 15 seconds and then stir it really well. Tip it out onto some
baking paper and it's going to be warm but you want to knead it until it is smooth. You
want to use it straight away because once it is cold it will set firm.
Roll out a snake and cut 5 even lengths for candles. Give them a roll to roll them at
the top were you've just cut them so they are rounded.
Then look in your decorations and find one of those darker coloured sprinkles and poke
one into the top of your candle. Repeat that with each of your candles and then leave those
to go firm. Take the left over fondant and roll it into
a ball, cut it into two then roll it into a ball and flatten it out using the palm of
your hand to make it the same size as the cupcake case.
By now your cake should be cool, expand the edges of the case and then tip the cake out
over onto some baking paper. Make two cuts through the cake to make three
layers of cake. Then stack them back up again going cake fondant cake fondant and cake on
top. Using your hands gently roll the cake between
you hands to smooth off the sides there so that you have a nice neatly shaped cake. This
is just making the fondant and the cake straight on both sides.
Place that on top of the measuring cup. Now for our chocolate frosting pour the powder
into the last case and then add one, two, three, four scoops of water. Then stir that
around until it clumps together and looks a bit like wet sand.
Microwave that on high for 10 seconds and then stir it to get out any lumps you need
to just push the back of your spoon down to make sure all of that powder and everything
is mixed completely. Pour that frosting over your mini cake. and use the spoon to make
sure it covers all of the sides. Now place the left over frosting into the piping bag
and pipe a pattern around the top edge. I am just doing loops down and up and around
and down. Once you've sone that if you have a mini plate
you can transfer the cake to that. If not put it on a clean sheet of baking paper. Pipe
some more frosting around the base of the cake to make it look neat.
Then add your decorations to the top, you can do that randomly or in a pattern just
use your imagination it's you cake. Then add the candles that you made to the top of the
And you can really eat the whole cake without feeling guilty, you could probably eat the
whole cake in one mouthful let's face it. And once you've finished eating all the cake
you can eat the candles too.
Now to make the actual kit... lets start with the cake mix
To make enough cake mix for 10 kits you will need
plain / all purpose flour sugar
baking powder dark chocolate
cocoa powder and powdered whole egg. I just bought this
in a container at the supermarket I'll list all the recipe quantities for this
on my website howtocookthat.net in grams and ounces and cups and everything that you need.
I'll add a link to that in the description below.
Place all of that into a blender and put it on pulse and pulse it for a few seconds and
then put it onto blend . just ot make sure that all of that chocolate is broken down
into a fine powder. Place that in a bowl and we'll measure what
we need for each kit once we've made the other powders as well.
FONDANT MIX For the fondant type mixture what you need
is some icing sugar or powdered sugar and some compound white chocolate.
Place them both into your blender. And pulse and blend them just like we did before.
I love the look of this one it looks so soft and fluffy.
CHOCOLATE FROSTING Now for the chocolate frosting. We need to
blend up icing or powdered sugar, cocoa powder and white compound chocolate.
Blend it together. Of course if you want to make less kits you can halve the recipe you
don't have to make 10. Then for each kit
Put two tablespoons plus one teaspoon of cake mix powder into a bag.
Then for the fondant add 1 tablespoon and two teaspoons of the white powder.
And for the frosting add one, two, three tablespoons of mixture into a bag.
Now for each one fold the top over several times, seal it with tape and then place your
label on the front. Then add the decorations into another bag.
now you'll need some sprinkles for the top of the candles and then you can use whatever
other decorations you want to add there. You can print out the instructions, labels
and box cover from the website howtocookthat.net, and as I said I'll link to that below. And
I'm also using some patterned card to cover the box. The box I have is just an arnotts
shapes box if you live in Australia otherwise just look for a food box that you have in
your pantry that's nearly empty and cover that. Then add the printout to the front.
So in our kit you need to put in the three powders, the decorations, two little sheets
of baking paper, three cupcake cases, I found that these strong lined ones worked much better
than the paper ones for getting a good shaped cake. The instructions of course or they won't
know what to do. A quarter of a teaspoon measure a measuring cup and a mini piping bag. And
to make that just trim a normal one shorter.
Then place all of that into a bag and into the box and seal it up.
Now I have one of these kits left and I want to know which youtuber you think I should
send it to. Who would you like to see make this mini chocolate cake?
Let me know in the comments below. Subscribe to How To Cook That for more crazy sweet creations.
Put all of your requests in the comments below. Click here to go to the channel and see all
the other things that we've made. Here for last weeks video and here for the website
to go and get that printout for your own little mini cake kit. Have a great week and I'll
see you on Friday. [music: youtube.com/setsailtv used with permission]
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1049 Folder Collection
張懿慧 published on June 3, 2015
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