Blueberry Cream Cake is made up of layers of vanilla cake, homemade blueberry
jam and fluffy mascarpone cream frosting and surrounded by blueberries. Lotsa
and lotsa blueberries.
I almost called this cake Blueberry Dream Cake. Why? It’s so loaded with blueberries that it is a blueberry lover’s dream come true.
I just love blueberries and the idea of blueberries covering all the sides of the cake has been floating in my mind for quite some time. I was just waiting for the season to start when blueberries are in abundance (and ergo cheap).
So yes, this has been a dream come true for me. Never mind if you might think I’m a bit crazy for lining up all the berries in rows. Lotsa and lotsa rows. It has all been worth it let me tell you.
It’s not only packed with blueberries on the outside but it is also filled with homemade blueberry jam inside. So you kinda get the marriage of both flavours with the concentrated blueberry flavour inside the cake and then the brightness of the fresh blueberries outside the cake.
And for the frosting, I have always wanted to try Passion for Baking’s Vanilla Frosting and it turned out to be perfect with the berries. I mean how can you go wrong with mascarpone cheese and whipped cream? I think I could even eat just the berries with the frosting. Who needs cake?
Okay, okay, since this is a cake website, we are
going to make a cake. The decoration is
pretty simple, albeit maybe a bit time consuming, but the end product is very
striking. Everyone will ohh and ahh once
you bring in the cake.
For decoration on top of the cake, I used what is called a St. Honoré pastry tip. It is a special tip used to decorate a type of French pastry called the gateau St. Honoré. I kinda broke conventions here when I used the tip on a cake other than the Honoré and I may even get flack from hardcore French pâtissiers. I’ve been wanting to use this tip and let’s face it, I don’t think I’ll be making a gateau St. Honoré any time soon. Not because I’m hating it but I have other cakes I want to try.
Check out this video of the tip in action.
I sprinkled some handmade bean paste lilacs and blossoms to finish the look and it came out just perfect, don’t you think?
I try out new cake recipes I usually just have a slice to test if it was good
and then I would give the rest away. For
this cake tho’, I already ate more than half the cake and umm quite honestly, I
don’t think I’ll be sharing the rest with anybody lol. It is that good :)
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Hope you'll enjoy this cake as much as I did :)
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