Wednesday, April 16, 2014

matcha green tea rose cake with whipped cream frosting


Two years ago I made my coworker Kim this matcha green tea Hello Kitty tiramisu cake (I didn't have a chance to make her a cake last year, since I was on maternity leave with my third baby at the time!), and since I know she loves anything green tea, I decided to make her another green tea cake this year!

This time I decided on a green tea chiffon cake that I've made in the past (see here and here), except that I wanted to decorate it with piped roses. This is one of my favorite ways to frost cakes, and I've done it many times (purple, purple ombre, white red velvet cheesecake, orange pumpkin spice, pink ombre), but the orirginal tutorial can be found here at I Am Baker. :)


For the chiffon cake, I began by separating my eggs and whipping the egg whites until stiff peaks formed.


Then in a separate bowl, I mixed the egg yolks, oil, and sugar, before adding cake flour, matcha green tea powder, baking powder, and salt.


Finally I gently folded in my whipped egg whites, for a fluffy green tea batter. Then I divided the batter between two 8-inch pans (ungreased, and simply lined with parchment paper).


I baked them at 350F for 20 minutes, and let them cool (with the pans upside down, in order to help keep the volume of the chiffon cake).

While they were cooling, I made a batch of freshly whipped cream, lightly sweetened with confectioner's sugar, and then added a paste of green tea powder mixed with hot water. I used this to fill and frost my cooled cake layers.



After smoothing out the top and sides of the cake with an offset spatula, I was ready to pipe my roses using a Wilton 1M tip.



I had intended on piping roses on the top of the cake as well, but I ran out of the whipped cream mixture! So roses on only the sides would have to do!


I brought the cake to work the next day, and we scheduled a "fake meeting" so that we could surprise Kim with the birthday cake!


Happy Birthday, Kim! Hope you enjoyed the cake!

32 comments:

  1. this is just beautiful!! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

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  2. Oh, that looks to die for! I love matcha-anything, lol.

    www.chicandalluring.com

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    1. @Chic Alluring - thank you! haha yes matcha anything is so tasty!

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  3. Yes, I want this for my birthday too! I'm a green tea fanatic as well:)

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  4. I love the piping on this cake! Amazing! x

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    1. @Samantha Thomson - thank you!!! :)

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  5. beautiful cake!! i love matcha. so good for you too!

    www.lespetiteschoses.ca/blog

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  6. I love this cake. But when I pipe with whipped
    cream it starts to turn into mush,all watery.
    How can I prevent this?

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    1. @Reba Khatun - oh no! did you whip your whipped cream into stiff peaks? if it's soft peaks it probably won't hold it's shape. also you can stabilize your whipped cream with a bit of melted gelatin, i do it quite often and it holds up just great! :)

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  7. Where is the recipe?

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    1. @Anonymous - you can leave me your email address and i'll send you the recipe! :)

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  8. Where can I find the recipe? The cake look samazing

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    1. @Anonymous - thank you! just leave me your email address and i'll send it to you! :)

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  9. Wow! Can I have the recipe too please! :)

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    1. @Isabel Ho - sure, just send me your email address and i'll get it to you! :)

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  10. Would you mind sharing the recipe with me? njschoolcounselor at gmail.com. Thank you :)

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    1. @njschoolcounselor - just emailed you, enjoy!

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  11. Hi Dear ,can you share with me your recipe ? as well as the whipped cream? ivylock@yahoo.com

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    1. @ivylock - just sent you the recipe! enjoy!

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  12. Amazing looking cake. I would love to make the roses with whipped cream (and not buttercream frosting, which is what i see in other blogs). Would you mind sharing the recipe? My e-mail address is vosuton@gmail.com

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    1. Both the recipe for the cake and frosting would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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    2. @vosuton - just emailed you! enjoy!

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  13. Hi, I'd like to try this recipe as well. Could you please e-mail me the recipe to me at evelinewjtan@gmail.com. thank you so much ☺

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  14. Hi, I'd like to try this recipe as well. Could you please e-mail me the recipe to me at evelinewjtan@gmail.com. thank you so much ☺

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    1. @Evenline - just sent you the recipe! enjoy!

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  15. Can you share your recipe with me? katieycp@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    1. @katieycp - just emailed you the recipe! :)

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