The power of berries blue and a Birthday cake

The finished lady but before we got to this, there was just blueberries

The finished lady but before we got to this, there was just blueberries

This past weekend was my nephew and brother in-law’s birthday’s. My sister called and ordered one big ass cake for both of them to which I said, errrrr yaahhhhh!

The order: A 10 inch and 3 layered maderia cake enrobed in fresh blueberry buttercream, rocket ship and stars with virgo insignia all around the sides of the cake. I would also like a deep blueberry colour so that the white buttercream against it will have a deep contrast so add some purple colouring to the butter cream.

After agreeing to all of this and actually getting down to the business of mixing the buttercream with the coulis….the colour was so amazingly purple that I left out the colouring. I served up the cake like this and she didn’t notice. I only told her the day after and she was well pleased going ahead to say it tastes and looked so good that it didn’t need anything added to it and I concur! These powerful babies didn’t need any help at all as they stood up nice and strong to that white buttercream…Oooo yeah 😉

When my nephew saw the cake he was like…”Look, space swhip on top the cake and shtarss” in the cutest little voice ever….my heart went blob and melt! If I was buttercream, I would have spilled my melted self all over the table.

Ok here we go, enjoy the pics….

Luscious berries of blue!

Luscious berries of blue!

700g blueberries with 4tbsp of sugar…simmering away

700g blueberries plus 4tbsp of sugar…and simmer for coulis

being blended

blending

blended

blended

swiss meringue

swiss meringue

swiss meringue buttercream

swiss meringue buttercream

Sorry I forgot to take a picture after beating the coulis into the butercream..’Twas a long process of tasting and adding and tasting and adding more and so on but got there in the end.

the trio of humble bakes

the trio of humble bakes

I'm going in

I’m going in

coulis on cake

coulis on cake

second layer

Cake- coulis- butercream- cake- coulis—you get it? 😉

3 layer sandwich….the best kind

3 layer sandwich….the best kind

…for virgo

For the virgo….

that likes rocket ships

that likes rocket ships…

off to buttercream space we go!!

….off to buttercream space we go!!

stars

stars

Cake!

Cake!

On site…and the birthday boy is going in for a taste…can you see his little finger?

On site…and the birthday boy is going in for a taste…can you see his little finger?

Wan' a slice o' cake?

Wan’ a slice o’ cake? 🙂

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