Cream tart recipe

cream tart, letter cake, number cake, creme biscuit, alphabet cake
Hi guys,
in this weeks recipe, I will show you my way of  making a cream tart also known as number cake, letter cake, alphabet cake or crème biscuit. This trendy Instagram cake of 2018 is basically a cookie tart with a delicious mascarpone filling. Decorated with fresh flowers, french macarons, meringue kisses, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or even chocolate this is the perfect dessert to impress for a birthday. Hope you enjoy!
 
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Ingredients: 
Cookie:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 egg
2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Filling:
475 g Mascarpone
400 ml heavy cream, cold
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract



Step 1
Preheat oven at 400' F 
Step 2

 Using your electric mixer, cream both butter and icing sugar until smooth. (Gradually incorporate your sugar.)
Step 3
 
Add your egg and almond extract. Mix until well combined.
 Step 4
In a medium size bowl sift flour, baking power and salt, set aside. 
Step 5
Gradually add your sifted flour mixture. Mix until well combined until dough forms.
Step 6
When the dough sticks to the paddle but not on your fingers that's when it is ready. It should look like this. Transfert your dough to your counter and knead it so it becomes one big ball. I love this recipe because, it doesn't need to be refrigerated.
  Step 7
Divide your dough into 4 equal parts if you have double digits, if not only divide in two. If you have excess dough, you may freeze it up to 3 months.
 Step 8
 
Roll out your dough on parchment paper first. Then, place a second parchment on top and roll out until you get the size needed.
Step 9  
Using a printer, print out large numbers.
 Step 10
Transfert your number on top of your dough. Using a sharp knife or xacto knife cut out your number carefully.
 Step 11 
Gently remove the excess dough and transfert your parchment onto a cookie sheet. Bake 1 sheet at the time for 9-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
Step 12 
 
Let it cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then carefully transfert to a
cooling rack.
Step 13
Filling
 
Whip the mascarpone until smooth using your whisk attachment paddle. Gradually add the heavy cream. Whisk until fluffy.
Step 14
 
Gradually add the icing sugar and mix until it becomes thick.
Step 15
Using a large round nozzle ttps://amzn.to/2rFUSFj, pipe your filling onto your cookie dough.
Step 16 
Place your second cookie on top and pipe once again on top.
 Step 17
Decorate with macarons, french kisses, chocolate, fruits...of your choice. When placing flowers, make sure that they are food safe and washed. (many florist use chemicals to preserve the flowers, better be safe then sorry)
 
THE THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
KitchenAid mixer:
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Wilton round large tip: https://amzn.to/2rFUSFj

Enjoy!