Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lilikoi Chiffon Cupcakes & Mini Cakes

So I made these a while ago & I am lame & seem to have no time to do anything but work, make edible things & take picture. day post them here! LAME. Anyhow, this was a request for a birthday for a co-worker's son. Passion fruit curd, a passion fruit scented chiffon cake & some lighter than usual butter cream.
I had to research a little, because apparently this is something that is very popular in Hawaii. Usually a layered cake, filled with passion fruit, then frosted with a whipped cream. Knowing whipped cream wouldn't hold up, I decided the butter cream would have to work. I just added a lot less butter. It worked, I think.
Then, because I am obsessed with miniature things, I decided to make mini layered cakes like the actual Lilikoi Chiffon Cake. Not knowing how well it would work, I still make the cupcakes. And...I was very happy the mini cakes turned out! They were actually smaller than the cupcakes! How funny?! I am easily amused.
An insanely picture heavy post, because I think the mini cakes are cute!
My iPhone was bigger than the mini cake.
If you are interested in this recipe, use this for the curd, but replace lemon juice with passion fruit puree. Then, use google Chiffon Cake. You will get a decent one. They are all pretty much the same. Just be sure to fold the eggs whites in carefully & use cream of tarter! Don't leave it out! Fun tip - use a balloon whisk to fold! It is like folding with 10 spatulas at once!

1 comment:

  1. That looks really yummy! I'm planning my cake for the auction next week and I believe I have a plan. I can't wait to get started on it. I'm going to attempt airbrushing some chocolates.