Halloween is a fabulous time of year for those of us who like to create havoc in the kitchen. Anyone who makes cakes and sweet treats will enjoy messing around with the orange and black theme.
I’ve been wanting to make a Bombe for ages. I knew it wouldn’t be super easy, otherwise everyone would be making them, wouldn’t they? I decided to combine my Bombe with a Pumpkin theme and the Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Bombe was born.
The Bombe is really all about the shape – just so handy that it is similar to the shape of a Pumpkin. The decorations are really easy to do by cutting out black fondant but if you wanted even easier. an edible black pen will do too.
For a first attempt, its not too bad. The taste of the orange creme is fantastic – I am so pleased with it. However, it just wouldn’t set – until I froze it for 3 days! I’d definitely recommend more icing sugar than I used. I mushed up the tangerines into the cream but I think if you wanted the cream to set firmer, I’d place them on top of each layer of cake instead.
Tip: Get all of the icing completely ready before you get it out of the freezer – Make it really easy to cover whilst it is still frozen. I used a chocolate Matchmaker for the stalk.
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