Guess what? I finally bought myself a camera after years of sponging off my housemate!
To celebrate the fact that it can record HD videos, I decided to make a chocolate butterfly tutorial. I have actually made a template for it in a previous post (Butterfly Chocolate Tart) but I figured this time I’d actually do a tutorial on it as well! You can probably tell I am quite the amateur (half the video was out of focus… oops!) but hopefully they get better as I go along.
The chocolate cakes were tasty – soft on the inside with a slightly crunchy texture on the outside. The addition ganache made everything taste even better – it always does!
Recipe as follows:
Mini Butterfly Chocolate Cakes
Chocolate Sponge Cake
Ingredients (makes 6 small cakes)
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 160°C (fan-forced).
- Grease baking tin with cooking spray.
- Whisk egg and sugar together until light in colour and thickened in texture (3-5 minutes).
- Fold in flour and cocoa powder.
- Pour in butter and fold until incorporated.
- Place mixture into a piping bag and pipe into cupcake pan or mini bundt tins.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cakes spring back when pressed.
30g dark chocolate
- Place chocolate and cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.
- Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat step 1 until mixture is smooth and shiny.
For this project, you will need a Butterfly Template (click on link to acquire).
Tips on how to melt chocolate easily also available if required.
Video tutorial link at the top of this page.
- Pour ganache over chocolate cakes.
- Place completed butterfly on cake.
Above is my photography set up for this project. It was a frantic race against the sunset and I have to say the good news about that is that I’m forced to take a photograph – any photograph – instead of wasting half an hour rearranging various things. The background is a very well worn baking sheet, which you will all be familiar with by now. The light is coming in from the right hand side of the photograph.
Lens: 60mm 2.8f
Photo editing: Lightroom 4
I’m actually getting very sick of my props but I just have not had the time to go and acquire more!
Am hoping to make more video tutorials from now on so if you are interested in that sort of a thing, subscribe to my YouTube channel. I’m pretty excited about it all.