Festive dishes want to cook not only tasty, but also beautiful. We pay special attention to desserts and cakes, trying to create a real confectionery masterpiece. This is true in 2019, as the mistress of the year - Yellow Earth Pig is an incredible esthete. So, decorating the cakes: how to decorate the original New Year's baking to surprise everyone at the holiday table?
The most beautiful decorations of New Year's cakes
Let's start creative experiments at home with cream decorations. For decorating cakes, only a few types of cream masses are used:
Butter cream can be varied by adding cocoa or food coloring. Getting ready is easy.
- oil, fat content of at least 82%;
- liquid food coloring.
- Three components are mixed and whipped with a blender.
- In the butter cream, you can add boiled condensed milk, which will provide a thick consistency and give a pleasant taste.
- 6 tablespoons of sugar;
- 3 eggs;
- a slice of lemon or a pinch of citric acid;
- colors and flavors as desired.
- We will need ¼ cup of water and sugar to make a syrup. Put the liquid on the fire and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring.
- Put proteins into a pot and beat with a mixer. To get a thick white foam, add a few drops of lemon juice or throw a pinch of citric acid.
- We continue to beat, gradually adding sugar syrup. Beat another couple of minutes and at this point you can add dyes and flavors.
- If you are worried about thickness, add agar-agar while preparing protein cream.
The cream is prepared according to the same principle as butter.
- cream with fat content of at least 32%;
- powdered sugar;
- liquid food coloring;
- Experienced chefs recommend chilling the container in which to make the cream and the cream before churning the ingredients.
- Beat all the cooled ingredients to a thick consistency.
- If you are worried about the density, purchase a special thickener for butter cream in advance. You can also use additives in the form of dyes and flavors.
- Apply the cream to the surface of the cake should be a cooking syringe.
- With the help of different tips you can create floral and geometric patterns, as well as fancy lines.
Cakes decorated with mastic are very popular. You can make marshmallow or sugar paste or buy ready-made decorations in a pastry shop or supermarket. Mastic expands the horizons, because it helps to create three-dimensional, beautiful and, most importantly, edible "objects".
- 80 ml of water;
- 20 g of oil;
- 7 g of gelatin;
- 2 spoons of glucose;
- 1 kg of icing sugar.
- Brew gelatin with warm water and stir until completely dissolved. If necessary, a dye is introduced at this stage.
- Add glucose and butter to gelatin, mix and cool.
- It's time to add powdered sugar and mix it thoroughly so that it is completely absorbed into the mastic.
- chewing marshmallow packaging;
- powdered sugar;
- Marshmallow with a piece of butter is heated in the microwave until it becomes twice as large. For heating, you can use a water bath.
- Add the necessary dye to the marshmallow, powder, and knead until the clay consistency is obtained.
Marshmallow mastic not only covers the cakes, but also create original figurines.
Another option for creating culinary decor is meringue. You can buy ready-made or make them yourself.
- 5 eggs;
- food coloring;
- 250 g sugar.
- Eggs cool, separate proteins and pour into a mixer.
- Add sugar or powder in the ratio: 1 part of proteins - 2 parts of sugar. We introduce gradually, without ceasing to whip proteins.
- After all the sugar has been poured, beat another 8 minutes. Perhaps due to the power of the mixer, it will take more time, so be guided by the end result: the protein mass must be dense.
- If you want to get colored meringues, half of the mass color in the desired color.
- Put our whipped whites in a pastry bag. If there will be colored meringues, place a white on one side of the bag and a colored mass on the other.
- We take a baking sheet, cover with baking paper, squeeze out a meringue bag. The oven should be heated to 90 degrees. Bake for about 2 hours.
If you want the symbol of 2019 to be pleasantly surprised by your culinary experiments, create an unusual decor using chocolate glaze.
Dark Chocolate Icing
Jewelry made of chocolate and chocolates is very popular. Pour the finished cake with white or black chocolate glaze, and then place on it a variety of chocolate delicacies. It can be a chaotic combination of candies of different shapes, pieces of chocolate, tubules, pills and bars.
Appropriate decorations of candied berries - cherries or cranberries. On a white chocolate-based berries look especially beautiful and will create a New Year's decor. And on the basis of black chocolate pink figurines of mastic piglets look great.
- 100 g of dark chocolate;
- 75 ml of milk.
- Melt chocolate in milk.
- This is best done in a water bath.
The principle of cooking is the same as in the previous recipe.
- 100 g white chocolate;
- 100 g of powdered sugar;
- 50 ml of milk.
Place the container in a water bath and melt the white chocolate in the milk, add the icing sugar and mix everything thoroughly until smooth.
If you want to create chocolate figurines, stock up with stencils and molds. For novice cooks, a mold is best suited, where you can pour the chocolate mass and send it to the fridge. Shapes in the form of snowflakes, fir-trees, snowmen and, undoubtedly, piglets are very appropriate as decorations for the New Year's cake.
Caramel is ideal for decorating holiday baking.
- 200 g of sugar;
- 5 drops of vinegar essence;
- 150 ml of water.
How to cook:
- Mix sugar and water and set on slow fire, stirring constantly with a spoon.
- You can make caramel figurines with the help of a potato cliche. To do this, take half a potato and cut inside the desired shape.
- Dip the cliché into the still hot caramel and place on a greased plate. Caramel will stick to the surface of the plate, but will retain the desired shape.
- While the figure is not frozen, modify it.
Step-by-step recipes for Christmas cakes
Christmas celebration implies a special menu for the holiday. Desserts should also be special. I made a selection of delicious cakes for the New Year 2019, which you can cook for your family and guests.
Cake with a juicy name combines the tenderness of puff pastry and the aroma of wild berries, so everyone will like it without exception.
- 360 g of condensed milk;
- 320 ml of cream with fat content of 33%;
- 410 g of frozen blueberries;
- 360 g of raspberry frozen;
- 0.5 kg of flour;
- 400 g of oil;
- 1 egg;
- 1 spoon of vinegar;
- ½ table salt;
- 175 ml of cold water.
Step by step preparation:
- Mix the egg with vinegar and salt, pour in water, mix and send to the refrigerator.
- In the flour add frozen grated butter. Mix, form the slide and make a notch in it.
- We take out egg mass from the refrigerator and add to the dough. Stir thoroughly. Formed dough is placed in a bag, sent to the fridge for several hours.
- Preheat oven to 185 degrees.
- We take out the dough, divide it into pieces for the cake layers. Roll out each cake so that its thickness does not exceed 2 mm. Should make 5-6 cakes. Each bake about 10 minutes.
- Whip cream, introduce gradually condensed milk.
- Put on a dish and coat with cream, spread a layer of berries. Repeat the action again: cake cream cream berries.
- Berries can be spread both alternately and alternating layer by layer.
- We coat the top cake with cream, put it in the fridge.
- Before serving, decorate with berries and mint leaves.
Fully justify its name, and will be an ideal option for the New Year's table.
- 210 g of granulated sugar;
- 110 g of strawberries;
- 3 cups flour;
- 210 g of oil;
- 8 eggs;
- 2.5 spoons of cocoa;
- 350 g cream cheese;
- ¼ spoon food coloring;
- 1 pack of baking powder;
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar.
- Heat the oven to 185 degrees.
- Beat eggs for about 10 minutes.
- Add flour to the flour.
- Put 110 g of butter in a saucepan and set on low heat to melt the butter a little.
- Pour the oil into the flour, slowly stirring. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.
- We divide the dough into three parts: to one we fall asleep pink dye, to the second - cocoa, the third remains without additives.
- We fill the baking mold with paper, put chocolate mass into it and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Then we bake the pink cake, and after - the cake without additives.
- Mix 100 g of the submerged butter with cream cheese and beat for about 10 minutes, add powdered sugar and continue to beat for about 7 minutes. As a result, we should have an air mass.
- Put chocolate cake on a dish, grease with cream and cover with a pink cake. Again, we coat it thoroughly with cream and lay out the cake without additives.
- Grease the top of the cake and sides with butter cream and decorate the cake with strawberry berries. It is best to cut them into slices.
- We put in 4 hours in the fridge. Such a dessert will decorate any table.
Better than chocolate, there will be only the MegaChodol cake, in which there is at the same time the taste of black, milk and white chocolate in combination with Amaretto liqueur and the most delicate cream. I am sure that this cake will be a New Year's hit and will win the hearts of the sweet teeth.
For sponge cake:
- 200 g of sugar;
- ¾ Art. flour;
- 5 eggs;
- 1 pinch of salt;
- ¼ Art. starch.
For the basics:
- 210 g of milk chocolate;
- 210 g of dark chocolate;
- 210 g of white chocolate;
- 1 gelatin plate;
- 6 yolks;
- 65 g butter;
- 455 g of heavy cream;
- 25 g pine nuts;
- 25 grams of walnuts;
- 25 g of cocoa;
- 1 bottle of whipped cream;
- 55 ml of Amaretto liqueur.
- Separate the yolks from proteins. Proteins put in the fridge, and the yolks rubbed with sugar until smooth.
- We add flour and starch to yolks, quickly knead to avoid lumps.
- Chilled salted proteins, whip to a high foam, add mass to the dough gradually.
- Lay out the form of parchment, coat with butter. The oven is heated to 185 degrees. Lay out the dough in the form, align the top and set to bake for 40 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the biscuit in it. You can use the cake for cake only 3 hours after baking.
- Korzh fray on a grater, roll the nuts with a rolling pin, mix in a bowl biscuit and nut mass, add to it liqueur and cocoa.
- We coat the form with butter, stretch the parchment, spread the biscuit-nut mass.
- Divide the gelatin plate into 3 parts and soak for 10 minutes.
- Crush black chocolate, 2 tsp. leave for powder, put the rest in a water bath, add 2 yolks, part of the oil, gelatin. As soon as the mass reaches uniformity, let it cool slightly.
- Whip cream and pour into the chocolate mass.
- Repeat the previous procedure for milk and white chocolate, allowing the blanks to cool slightly.
- Put a mass of milk chocolate on a biscuit base and put in the fridge for 25 minutes. After that, we lay out a mixture of white chocolate and again put in the fridge for 25 minutes. Also come with dark chocolate.
Before serving, decorate with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Cake without baking "New Year's mood"
In the New Year holidays you want something special, so take on the armament of several new recipes. Cakes without baking remain relevant for several years. Perhaps I'll start with them.
- 1 sponge cake;
- 400 g of yogurt;
- 12 g of gelatin;
- 1 orange;
- 2 mandarins;
- 50 g canned pineapple;
- 1 banana
- We take ready biscuit or bake it in advance for our cake. Cut into cubes.
- Gelatin pour 3 tablespoons of warm water, mix the yogurt with powdered sugar.
- Cut the orange and banana into slices, cut the pineapple into slices, divide the mandarin into slices.
- The split form is covered with a film, we lay out beautifully biscuit and fruit, but some of these components are left for the second layer. Orange circles recommend to place the sides of the molds.
- Pour gelatin into yogurt, mix thoroughly; Pour half of the mass into the mold. Again, lay out a layer of fruit and biscuit cubes and pour the remaining yogurt.
- Put in the fridge until the cake freezes.
- We turn on a flat dish, remove the film and decorate it with Christmas trees made of chocolate. You can use other Christmas decorations for this delicious cake.
Cottage cheese cheesecake on the New Year's table will be appropriate, as its taste and appearance are fully consistent with the winter celebration.
- 0.5 kg of cottage cheese;
- 1 can of condensed milk;
- 10 g of gelatin;
- ⅔ cup of milk or plain water;
- 250 g of biscuits (it is better to take shortbread);
- 100 g of oil;
- 100 g of currant or cherry jam with whole berries.
- Chop the cookies into crumb, add the melted butter, mix.
- We fill the bottom of the form with paper, lay out our basis for the future cake, tightly tamp.
- Dilute gelatin in 2/3 cup of warm water, leave for 10 minutes. Stir to gelatin became homogeneous and without lumps.
- Curd mix with condensed milk, add gelatin, beat.
- We spread the curd mass in the mold, cover it with cling film and put it in the refrigerator for several hours.
- Before serving, divide into portions, and pour over each piece of jam and decorate with a mint leaf.
Fast chocolate cake with cream and cherry
For the cake:
- 4 spoons of cocoa;
- 2 tbsp. flour;
- 2 eggs;
- 1 glass of milk;
- 1 cup of sugar;
- 1 tsp baking powder;
- 1 tbsp. l vinegar;
- 1 tsp soda;
- 400 ml of cream;
- ⅔ Art. Sahara;
- 2 tbsp. pitted cherries.
- Mix in a large container of cocoa, soda, flour and baking powder.
- Separately, in a bowl, beat butter with sugar. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
- Add vinegar to milk, which will allow it to squash.
- It's time to mix all three pieces in one bowl. Mix thoroughly and beat with a mixer. So get the chocolate dough. Pour it into a baking dish. We pre-form the bottom of the form with parchment paper and grease the sides with oil.
- We send the future cake in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees. Readiness of the cake is checked with a toothpick in the thickest place: if the dough does not stick and does not stretch, you can turn it off.
- In the meantime, we are preparing the cream: clean the cherries from the seed, whip the cream with powdered sugar for 3 minutes at low speed.
- Divide the finished cake in two parts, each coat with cream and sprinkle with berries. Cover the bottom cake with cream more carefully.
- You can decorate the cake with grated chocolate.
If you want to surprise guests not only with the taste of the cake, but also with its appearance, you can use the latest cake decorating trends.
- "Country" or "naked" cake. The point is not to cover the sides and top of the cream. Instead, decorate pastries with what nature has given: berries and fruits, leaves and fresh flowers.
- Rainbow. All cakes must be different colors. The top can be decorated with white cream or continue the trend of rainbow design. To do this, use colored mastic or dragee.
- Color transitions. You can choose 1-2 colors using all sorts of shades. As a result, you get a pastry ombre.
- Quilling decoration. This technique of handicrafts passed into cooking, only in this case, patterns of mastic are used. Such cakes look just fascinating.
My recommendations are aimed at making the New Year's table, and with it the holiday, truly special, surprising and bright.