However, if you do consider yourself an adventurous foodie, then look no further. Here's your step-by-step guide to making Raindrop Cake in your own kitchen.
Makes 2 cakes (or one big fat ass one lol)
Ingredients you’ll need
⅔ cup Distilled Water
⅙ teaspoon Agar Agar *alternative: gelatin powder
⅙ teaspoon Granulated Sugar
2 drops Vanilla Extract *optional
Molasses *alt: honey, agave syrup, condensed milk
Soybean Powder *alt: brown sugar, Ovaltine
Garnishes (super optional)
Berries (just a couple!)
Black sesame seeds
Tools you’ll need
Measuring Cup & Spoons
Heat-proof spoon to stir
Spherical Molds *alt: very small bowls
Photogenic plate/serving dish
UNUM - duh.
Mix the agar agar and sugar together in the saucepan.
Add the water a little at a time as you stir to dissolve. *If you add it all at once, the agar will clump 😱
Once all of the water is added and everything is completely dissolved, bring the solution to a boil, stirring constantly. You should see white bubbles coat the bottom of the saucepan.
Let the solution cool for a few minutes (So that it doesn't melt your molds).
Pour into the molds so that they have an equal amount. *At this point, you can add one of the garnishes, and then pour more of the solution on top to encase it in the cake 🔮
Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until solid.
*Carefully* remove the cake from the mold and arrange it on your plate with your toppings and garnishes of choice.
Revel in your skills.
Now it’s up to you to get that perfect angle, create that ambiance, and shoot your masterpiece! Don’t spend too much time contemplating though – the cakes melt if left out too long. (Maybe keep your 2nd cake in the refrigerator while shooting, in case you need a backup.)
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