A long time ago, I made Boston cream pie cupcakes. Those turned out surprisingly well, so today I decided to make the actual Boston cream pie. Actually, my cousins returned from Taiwan just recently and one of them turned a year older when he was in Taiwan. So, in order to celebrate his belated birthday, my mom said I should make a cake. I spent a whole hour agonizing about what cake I should make and then finally thought of making the Boston cream pie. Just the day before, I had made some fruit tarts, but I ended up with a whole tone of custard leftover. So by making a Boston cream pie, I would be able to use up all that custard!
I believe that previously, I have attempted making the cake before....but I don't think the cake turned out that good. So as a result, I never completed the pudding and glazing part. This time, I thought the cake was still alright. When I was beating the eggs, it seemed like it would be successful. When I actually tasted the end result, the cake was kind of dry. :( I don't really know what I did wrong with that... My family enjoyed the cake, but I'm not sure if they're just being nice. XD
Boston Cream Pie
Recipe from Lick the Bowl Good
Everything seemed to be fine when I was beating the eggs, but when I started folding in the flour I think I deflated the eggs. Also, I don't think I mixed the butter and milk mixture well enough. Anyway, this is how it turned out.
After I flipped over the cake, there were some lines left on it.
Slice the cake in half.
Cover it with custard/pudding.
Use the other half of the cake and make a sandwich. Make sure to use the bottom half, that way the top of the cake will be smooth.
When you make the glaze, make sure to bring the heavy cream to a boil! Otherwise, the glaze will never harden up...I learned this the hard way. I didn't really pay attention to the instructions and the glaze wouldn't harden up at all. I tried cooking the glaze longer with the chocolate already mixed in, but then the glaze curdled. :(
Time to glaze the cake!
P.S. does anyone know why my cake is so short compared to Monica's? Do you think it's because I deflated the eggs too much? Thanks :D
P.P.S. I wasn't able to continue the rest of my crazy day series because I felt like my pictures were too ugly to make a post with. I will continue posting for that Crazy Day when I remake the items I made and take better pictures.