The month of May has a special importance in my life. This is the month when a great lady whom i look up to always was born – My Mother!
4th May we celebrated her birthday and this time she wanted me to bake a cake for her. As it is raining mangoes everywhere and the fruit is also supposed to be a favorite of all in my house, i thought to design the cake with Mango rosettes. My mom was very clear with her choice that she wanted a dark chocolate cake frosted with chocolate ganache. So i knew what to make and how to make.
Made a 2 tier chocolate cake with chocolate ganache all over it and mango rosettes to complete it’s beauty. Few years ago i landed on a bakery shop and spotted some beautiful yellow mango rosettes sitting on top of some pastries. They left me jaw dropped as they were too beautiful to eat. That was the fact until i learned to make it myself. After a long practice i finally succeeded in making few perfect ones. The only trick in making these rosettes is to use the right variety of mango and at its optimal ripeness. If it is too firm, the petals will look a bit unnatural. If it is too soft, the petals won’t hold the shape well. Alas! my hard work paid off well and mom’s birthday cake looked exactly what i had designed in my mind.