Polish Bath Cake
by Anna Cimmino
Polish Bath Cake
This polish bath cake is the cake I made for a birthday friend. We are European, so we don't love too much sweetness of icing or fondant.
For this cake I made only subjects (Face, hands, legs, slice of cake and roses) and and side rectangles on gumpaste.
The cake is made following my special Italian recipe.
First of all I made a cocoa pan di spagna sponge cake of 9 inches.
Cocoa pan di spagna recipe
6 oz sugar
4,5 oz all pourpose flour
1,5 oz cocoa powder
Beat sugar and eggs with Kitchen aid at least for 15 minutes, then add flour an cocoa and blend gently with a spatula. Bake for 15 minutes at 360F degrees.
I wet my pan di spagna with a syrup made with boiling water, sugar a little bit of rum and I put it into a circle that can be opened.
Then I added a layer semi hard made with
6 oz of milk chocolate melted,
1 tbs of nutella,
4 oz chopped almond
I added a layer of chocolate Bavarian cream and I put all into refrigerator for 1 hour.
Bavarian cream recipe:
9 oz milk
4 oz sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tsp clear vanilla extract
1 envelope unflavored gelatine
1 cup water
Beat yolks and sugar, add cornstarch mix well then add boiling milk and vanilla extract.
Mix gelatine and a bit of sugar, add boiling water and stir until gelatine completely dissolves, then add at compost made before.
To get a polish surface I added a thin layer of panna cotta.
Panna cotta recipe:
¼ envelope unflavored gelatine
4,5 oz heavy cream
1,5 oz sugar
¼ tsp clear vanilla extract
Sprinkle gelatine over a bit of cold water; let stand 1 minute.
Put warm heavy cream into a pan , add sugar, vanilla and gelatine. Stir well.
I put all into refrigerator for 5 hours, then I took off circle and I continued decorating sides with rectangles of gumpaste. I closed everything with a ribbon then I topped with a blue corn syrup and other subjects.