This is my daughter's birthday cake. The pretty flower decoration makesthis cake perfect to serve on March 3rd (Hinamatsuri, Doll Festival or Girl's Day) too! Since all the syrup in the can is used too, I recommend using a good quality brand of canned peaches.
I use domestic canned peaches that was 295 g (net weight).
Slice the ◆ peaches into 2 mm pieces. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the syrup and color the rest with red food coloring. Cover with plastic wrap, and let soak overnight.
Preparations: Return the cream cheese to room temperature to soften. Soak the ● gelatin. Melt the butter in the microwave.
Place the cookies into a bag, crumble into a powder, transfer to a bowl, add in the melted butter, and mix.
Pack the Step 3 cookie mixture into the bottom of the mold, cover with plastic wrap, and flatten out firmly with your fingers so that there are no holes or air pockets. Refrigerate until it hardens.
Put the softened cream cheese and sugar in a bowl and mix with an whisk.
Put all of the ☆ ingredients in a blender (or food processor), and mix together.
Add the cream cheese from Step 5 to Step 6, and mix well with a whisk until smooth.
Heat the soaked gelatin in the microwave at 500~600W for 20~30 seconds to dissolve. Add to Step 7, and mix well.
Gently pour the Step 8 gelatin into the chilled mold, and pop the bubbles on the surface with a toothpick. Refrigerate for 1~2 hours to set.
After checking that the cake has set, line the colored peaches on top starting from the edge, overlapping the petals as you go
Strain the red-colored syrup to remove impurities. Dissolve the soaked ○ gelatin in the microwave and mix into the syrup.
Pour the syrup-gelatin mixture gently over the peaches, and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
After it has set firmly, wrap the sides of the mold with a hot moistened towel, and gently remove the cake from the mold. Done!
The dragées used as decoration will dissolve in water, so sprinkle them on top right before serving.
Story Behind this Recipe
I was wondering if there was a simple way to make a flower pattern...and ended up making a cake perfect for a girl.
If you really want to bring out the taste of the peaches, then I think it is delicious when you add in peach liqueur when blending ^^.
Here is a little trick....This tastes really good if you use peach nectar instead of the milk!