The Cream Tart, a stunning 2 layered number or letter-shaped cake with a luscious cream cheese whipped cream, is the raging trend in cakes. What really makes this alphabet cake stand apart is the gorgeous topping of fruits, candies, macarons and/or flowers. Looks intimidating but the cream tart is actually really easy to make.
fruitflowers, macarons and/or candies for decoration
Pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a 15 x 10 x 1 inch sheet pan with an oiled parchment paper.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a mixer for 2 minutes on medium, until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of bowl occasionally. Next add the eggs one at a time until blended, and finally mix in the vanilla.
Beat in 1/3 of the flour on low speed, next 1/2 the milk, and repeat with flour mixture and milk, ending with flour mixture, just until smooth.
Pour and spread the batter evenly in the sheet pan. Tap the pan on counter 2 or 3 times to remove air bubbles.
Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before proceeding. Cut out your two layers with a stencil to your desired shape.
Beat the cream until stiff peaks form with a mixer. Add the cream cheese and icing sugar and beat until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the icing into a piping bag with a plain round icing tip.
Pipe dots all over the surface of the first layer of cake. Carefully place the second layer on top in alignment with your bottom layer. Repeat the piping step on the top layer of cake.
If you prepare the cake earlier, keep it refrigerated until it is time to decorate. Decorate the cake with fruit, flowers, macarons and/or candies no more then 6 hours before serving.
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