Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Cannoli Cake for Thanksgiving

Hey bloggers! How was your holiday weekend? Mine was super crazy. I must say since I have to work 10pm-10am on Black Friday, I am just now perfectly recovered. That day totally wore me out!

As for Thanksgiving I spent it with my boyfriend at his parents house. It was great seeing everyone again. It is hard to believe 2010 is almost done. I’d like to know where this year went! Again, this four day weekend went too fast as well.

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I’m not the type of person to go empty handed when I’m invited to someone’s house. I’m always asking what can I bring, what do you need etc. Well my boyfriend kept telling me he wants a cannoli cake. The last time I made this cake was 2 years ago for Christmas. I’m a bit rusty in the cannoli cake department if you know what I mean. All I can remember was it took me forever to make, I made mistakes, I made a huge mess and it took me forever. ;) Well this time around I planned it out so I wasn’t doing a cake for an entire 5 hours. The first day I baked the cake and let it cool overnight.

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Then the following morning I put the cake together by splitting the two 9in rounds to make four layers, make the filling and the rum simple syrup.

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Hello Captain!

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I put the cake together and I let it set in the fridge for almost 2 days. Then the morning of Thanksgiving I frosted the cake and decorated it. I must say this process was much better for me since I had work every day, BUT I made mistakes AGAIN.

Mistakes:

-Not enough ricotta filling, I forgot to double it.

-Rum simple syrup, not enough rum flavor.

-I doubled the frosting but forgot to double the powdered sugar. Oops

I mean the cake was good, but it wasn’t great. Now I have to make this cake AGAIN because I want it right. I follow the recipe from Dolce Italiano. As for the frosting it’s a whipped cream/cream cheese frosting. Once I get the recipe right, I will share it, for now.. enjoy the photos! PS: Check out this post on my first cannoli cake I made! (Yikes it looks so much better then the one I made recently.)

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The filling was smooth, creamy and thick!

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You can never have enough simple syrup on a cake when it calls for it.

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Whipped cream that took forever, 3 cups worth before blending!

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My piping skills are bad but I made it work!

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Can’t have a cannoli cake without an actual cannoli on top. ;)

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3 comments:

soimarriedachef said...

Holy cow... that looks ridiculously delicious :)

Sook said...

Wow, this is impressive! Looks so delicious!

Robin Sue said...

Wow that is some cake, looks declicious! And alot of work too. Good for you for taking a challenge and simplifying it. I make many mistakes and much of my stuff goes in the trash, I think I experiment too much. Haha!