How We Make Our #Semi_Handmade Fruit-Glazed Cake
Step 1: Purchase a club store or grocery cake. Inexpensive (literally, $18.99 at Costco), these are easy to jazz up with your own decorations! For kids, I purchase figurines and use frosting to make the cake on-theme. For adults, this glazed fruit is my go-to favorite.
Step 2: Wash and dry berries. The key is that these berries need to be firm and very dry.
Step 3: Whisk up the glaze. Most recipes call for the use of lemon and/or orange juice, granulated sugar and cornstarch. I decided to use orange curd and cane sugar. On low heat, I whisked them together. I created a slurry with a tablespoon of cornstarch with the juice of one lemon, and added the zest of that lemon.
Pour the slurry into the mixture and bring to a low simmer and simmer for about 1-2 minutes. Whip until shiny!
In the diagonal space on my Costco no-boquet bouquet cake, I artistically placed strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, using the blueberries to fill in the gaps.
Using a pastry brush, I gently painted the berries for a thin, uniform glaze, and set the cake aside to set. Then I recovered it for transport!
Here you have a gorgeous, colorful, cake that is perfectly #Semi_Handmade!
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