So finally…ends 2012…. Ya…we had our shares of ups and downs, highs and lows but such is life….Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi.. This is my tribute to the year that was 2012 and a sweet welcome to the year that will be 2013!!! The highlight of this cake is the fondant..nothing elaborate, just a sugary sweet icing on a plain vanilla sponge cake. I made this cake and my son was like, it looks like a toy! A nice colourful box, so cute that I feel bad to cut it! And I said, its equally yummy , you cut it or leave me to do the honours and the eating! Such was the joyful note that we would begin our new year!
Beat the egg white and the liquid glucose nicely, now add the icing sugar little by little and knead it. Keep adding the icing sugar till it forms a dough. Cover with a cling wrap and keep it in the fridge for 10 mins.
Cut the cake horizontally in two parts. Apply the jam on both the parts. This is to ensure that the crumbs do not stick to the fondant and give it a messy look. Now assemble both the parts. Apply the jam on the top part of the cake.
Remove the fondant from the fridge. Roll a roti of the fondant dusting it with a little cornflour. Its should be about 1/2 an inch in thickness. Carefully cover the cake with the fondant and cut off the excess using a pizza cutter.
Take another ball of the fondant and add a little pink colour to it and knead it. Use a little cornflour if it becomes sticky. Roll a 1/2 inch roti and carefully place this one on top of the white fondant. Roll another white fondant roti and cut with
Decorate the cake with pink colour fondant balls. The stars can be decorated with small silver balls and sparkles.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
Most of us Ubanites have this new found love for a space that’ll give us some “space”..Literally!
A place outside the boundaries of your home or workplace where you can be alone or with your friends and not be bothered with the hovering staff to take your order, execute and slap a bill and wait for you to empty space. I love my personal space and I’m very protective about it. So when the saturation sets in, ( being a mom to two naughty boys, I need to reset myself very often) I head to a nearby cafe just alone or with my bestie to spend next few hours in peace.