Tuesday, 14 July 2020

'Spiderman with Dinosaurs' Mango Sticky Rice Macarons on Mangoes n Cream Cake

My friend wanted a dinosaur and Spiderman themed mango birthday bake for her son so this was what I came up with!

Mango sticky rice macarons on top of a mangoes n cream chiffon cake! 

I used the Swiss meringue method to make the macaron shells.

No mean feat to include so many colours and intricate details into this set! 

Freshly baked shells! I had leftover batter which I used to pipe some pretty swirl macarons! Look at the full shells made from leftover batter! 

I decorated the shells with edible markers. I usually work on multiple projects concurrently, thats why the dessert themed macarons appear on the right

Filling the macarons with a ring of mango sticky rice filling and mango compote in the middle. You may refer to this blog post for the detailed recipe of the filling. 

Inspired by what my client did with my dino macs during the circuit breaker period, I decided to create a landscape out of rocky road too, and put the character macarons in it. She used a store-bought rocky road but I decided to make my own from scratch. Here was what she did...

So super cute 😍

I used a modified version of Nigella's rocky road recipe, and then realised that I should have taken into account Singapore's hot and humid climate *slaps forehead*. Despite reducing the amount of butter and cornsyrup from Nigella's recipe, I still had difficulty working with the blocks of rocky road. It was a challenge to stack them without leaving gooey streaks of chocolate on my fingers. But they were delicious because I took the liberty of adding some pistachios and macademia nuts into the cookie and marshmellow mix!

I mounted the dinos and Spiderman onto the rocky road landscape. Spiderman is being cheeky here! 

The mangoes n cream cake recipe can be found here. It is almost the exact same cake, except that I cut the mango pieces into a cloud/ half flower shape.

I layered the vanilla chiffon sponge with some homemade mango sauce, fresh mango slices and whipping cream

Looks like some sunshine in these dark days! 

I inserted jumbo straws as dowels into the cake such that the dowels take the full weight of the rocky road wth character macarons on it.

Thank God the whole creation was very well received!

With love,
Phay Shing

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