So I had to make a vegan cake for a birthday party.
Wanna know how to make it?
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2 1/2 cups of soy milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup of oil
2 cups of date sugar
3 3/4 cups of self rising flour
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together all wet ingredients.
- Combine dry ingredients in a small-medium bowl.
- Pour batter into pans filling halfway.
- Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean (about 40-45 minutes).
There you have it, a vegan cake. Trust me it's really tasty!
Oh, I'm not finished yet. This next section will show you how much practice makes perfect. You see, this had to be an Adventure Time cake. Which means, I had to use fondant. Now, don't get me wrong, I have used fondant before. Only once, though. So, I'm using this opportunity to show you that people still love your work, even if it's not the greatest thing ever.
See, not perfect, right. I think the problem was that I didn't have enough fondant. The only way I can think of to prevent those wrinkles in to make the fondant large enough to hang down low enough to cut the wrinkles off. This fondant just wasn't long enough. I will keep trying, though.
Let's talk about the eyes. Now these I am proud of. I got perfect circles by using a PAM top for the black, and a medium sized cookie/biscuit cutter for the white. You know what else is cool? They just stick on the base by themselves. Just to be safe, though, I added a little frosting as glue.
Now for the mouth. This was my favorite part! the little nose is so cute! This basically just takes shaping skills. Just think of it as play dough. A small knife will not only help you get the perfect cut, it will help you get into those tiny corners to push fondant into. I made every piece of this mouth separately, and pushed them into place (minus the tongue). To get the perfect curves when my fingers just wanted to smash, I used the knife. Invest in a small knife, trust me.
Fondant can be easy to work with, and hard to work with. It just takes practice.
All good things come from hard work.