Baked a Duolingo cake this weekend...
It was World Baking Day yesterday, so a few friends and I attempted to turn Duo into cake. Four hours later and voila! :)
It looks so good! But I don't know if I would eat the Owl, he looks so...... adorable! :)
I think it would be nice to see a duo owl cookie cutter for sale in the shop!
OMG! SO adorable! I want one for my Birthday! I'd buy one for 500 lingots...
Anyone who gets all of the trees done on Duolingo gets a cake sent to them xD.
Here's the cake recipe :) You might need to change measurements depending on what you're used to. Duo and all the details are made out of food coloring, marzipan and lots of trial and error. I dare someone else to make a Duo cake!
We should make cakes for when the new language courses are made. When Dutch comes out, we could have a Netherlands flag print thingy on the front with Duo, and it would be Dutch chocolate. :) I'm making myself hungry, so I should shut up.
I accept! Could I possibly get extra lingots for making it with all organic ingredients? Lol;)
I want to give the recipe a shot, but I'm not sure I understand the "alternate flour with baking powder and milk slowly" part :-/ Sorry for my idiocy! :-)
It just means alternate adding these ingredients into the batter. First, Add about 1/2 cup of the flour, then 1/2 t. of the baking powder, then add about 1/4 cup milk, then add another 1/2 cup of the flour, 1/2 tsp. of baking powder, then 1/4 cup milk, etc., until all of these ingredients are in the batter. It keeps you from making a stiff, floury mess and ensures that the milk is well-incorporated everywhere in the batter. Hope this is clear.
Also, I'm pretty sure that the butter should be in a softened state before starting. Add the sugar and beat with mixer or by hand until it turns pale yellow - this is "creaming" the butter and sugar. Then add the vanilla & incorporate. Then the eggs, one at a time, mix well. THEN the flour/baking powder/milk combo.
the cake is adorable-- and the recipe looks delicious!.
what size cake pan is the recipe for? (apologies if I missed it :) )
Hi, quel joli gâteau ! How do you make the Duo owl and his homeland ? :) Thanks
Really!?! I am going to work twice as hard to finish my tree! ;-D Happy learning! -Spaceowl42
Shall we put this into the Household-Skill — Lesson 7: Kristine's Owl Cake: recipe's ingredients? In the Lingots store for 20 bucks.
And yet, I missed the invite on the public stream... :)
Es la más bonita cosa aún vi! Torta!!! (I apologize to Spanish speakers for making you cringe at my grammar. I probably did something wrong.) :)
But, having seen the last piccy, I think what all DLers would want to know is...."Did the owl survive" ? :)
I can imagine the new reality show...Cake boss meets duolingo. Seriously though, we will be baking one of these for the next birthday in the family...mine.
This cake looks awesome. I know a woman locally, where I live, who is a self taught cake baker. She has her own business and I bet if she got her hands on this design, she'd have an insane amount of fun. She mainly does cakes without marzipan, but with butter cream instead - as many of her customers, and herself, are not fond on marzipan :)
Does look delicious though. I reckon it should be the main "meal" for the next Duo meetup! :)
Wow, you really piled up the up votes and lingots (including one from me!)! I LOVE YOUR CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I accept the challenge although maybe in a couple months, because I do not know how to convince my mom to buy me marzipan. Do you think it would work with plain frosting? AND DID YOU EAT UP DUO, YOU CANNIBAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-) great job
horsesnponies marzipan is definitely not required! Be creative and try with frosting! There are many ways to bake and create cakes :)
You can try butter cream filling instead of marzipan. It tastes far nicer and it's also lighter on the stomach in my opinion ;)
mmm... that sounds yum and I don't even know what butter cream filling is xD
It's basically confectioner's sugar, butter, and heavy cream, all beaten together.
I would not call it "light" by any stretch of the imagination. But it's my second-favorite frosting. (First fav is cream-cheese based frosting, which is traditional for carrot cake, red velvet cake, and a number of other dense, moist styles.)
The woman who makes my family's birthday cakes makes the butter cream taste so light even though it's not considered light. :)
num num you make me hungry!!! Buttercream frosting is really good, but I do like cream-cheese frosting - on carrot cake.