the-4-elements

4 element cakes

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, I was going to study. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. So I baked instead! I have a little confession to make… I’m really fond of Avatar the Last Airbender, and decided to bake a little tribute to this amazing series! I tried to translate the different elements into the cake, so I made the water cake a blueberry mint ice cream, eart chocolate cake topped with avocado mousse, fire a orange and chili chocolate cake and air strawberry cream, all vegan of course. I don’t know if I captured the right spirit of the elements, but I tried, and here is the result! 

You might even call me a… Cakebender. 

Water cake:
Ice cream: Half a batch of blueberry mint ice cream (recipe HERE)  
Cake: same cake mixture as the air cake (check recipe below), but add 1 dl (0,4 cups) frozen bluberries and 2 tbsp lemon juice to the batter. Then bake as usual. 
Frosting: Half a batch of smooth frosting and cashew frosting , the cashew I mixed with some frozen blueberries to make it blue. 
Decorations: Dried prunes (to represent sea prunes) 

Follow the directions for the air cake in the bottom of this post, but add the blueberries and lemon juice. Pour into a cake mold, bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, then carefully cut in two. Place the bottom layer back in the cake mold, spoon over the ice cream, put the other layer of cake on top and set in freezer. Decorate with frostings and prunes. 

Earth cake: 
Cake: same cake mixture as the air cake, but add 3 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp water to the batter. Bake as usual.  
Frosting: Half a batch of smooth frosting on top, chocolate frosting on the sides 
Topping: 1 avocado, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 4 tbs agave syrup, mix to a smooth paste in a blender. 
Optional: Decoration: Candis sugar (to represente rocks) 

Make the cake according to directions for the air cake, but add the cocoa powder and water.  Pour into a cake mold, bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, then carefully cut in two. Fill with chocolate frosting, spoon over smooth frosting on top, pipe chocolate, pipe symbol out of avocado mousse, decorate with sugar pieces. 

Fire cake: 
Cake: Same as the air cake, but switch the milk and cream with orange juice. 
Filling: Chili chocolate ganache (1 dl (0,4 cups) cream, 100 g chopped vegan chocolate flavored with cayenne pepper, I use the brand Plamil)
Frosting: Half a batch smooth frosting
Decorations: Homemade colorful sugar to represent flames and lightning (link how how to do them HERE
Flames:
Strawberry marmelade 

Make the cake according to directions for the air cake, pour into a mold,  bake at 175 ºC (350 ºF) for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely. Make the ganache by heating the cream until it’s almost boiling, then add the chocolate. Stir until all the chocolate has melted, let cool down. Fill the cake with the cold ganache, smear the cake with smooth frosting, decorate with sugar decorations and flames out of marmelade. Flameo Hotman! 

Air cake: 
Cake: 4 dl (1,7 cups) flour, 2 dl (0,4 cups) sugar, 2 tesp baking powder, 2 tbsp no egg-egg replacer, a pinch of salt, 4 tbsp sunflower oil, 1 dl (0,4 cups) vegan cream, 1,75 (0,7 cups) vegan milk 
Frosting: Whipped vegan cream (I use Alpro soy cream) 
Filling: Strawberry marmelade (to represent lychee nuts) 
Air symbols: Cashew frosting

Preheat an oven to  175 ºC (350 ºF)

Sift the flour, baking powder and egg replecer into a bowl. Add the salt, oil, milk and cream, mix to a smooth batter. Pour into a cake mold, bake for about 40 minutes. Let the cake cool down completely, the cut in two and fill with marmelate. Smear over cream and make the air symbols with cashew frosting. 

The kitchen is a mess, I’m covered with frosting and I think the oven might be broken, but it was completely worth it! As you can see, I’m not so skilled at piping, but the flavors of these babies are great! I anyone has any other ideas of flavor or design for atla and lok cakes, please, don’t hesitate to send me a message. Or if something is unlcear with any of the recipes or anything, my askbox is always open! 

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn - Polygons and Polygrams.

Hexagon - power of the Hexad operating in nature by the dispersal of the rays of the Planets and the Zodiac emanating from the central Sun.
Hexagram - presidency of the Sun and Moon over the 4 Elements united in and proceeding from the Spirit.
Heptagram -  the Triad operating in each Planet; and the Planets themselves in the week and in the year; the weekly order of the Planets is formed from their natural order by following the lines of Heptagram.
Heptagram (Star of Venus) - Entrance of the Seven Planets; symbol of the Isis of nature, and of the 7 lower Sephiroth of the Bride.
Octogram - Triad operating in each Element in its dual form, i.e., of Positive and Negative, under the powers of the name of Tetragrammaton Adonai: or as it is written bound together, Yod Aleph Heh Daleth Vau Nun Heh Yod. 
Octogram (Star of Mercury) - the binding together of the concentrated Positive and Negative forces of the Elements under the name of YHVHADNI. 
Enneagram -  Triple Ternary operating both in the Seven Planets with the Head and Tail of the Dragon of the Moon, and with their Aichemical principles countercharged and interwoven.
Enneagram (Triple Ternary) - Triple Ternary of the Three Aichemical principles themselves. 
Enneagram (Star of Luna) - administrator to the Earth of the virtues of the Solar System under the Sephiroth.
Dekagram -  combination of the 3 Aichemical principles with the Spirit and the 4 Elements in their Positive and Negative form, under the presidency of the 10 Sephiroth themselves.
Dekagram (The Ten Sephiroth) -  concentrated and continuous operations of the Ten Sephiroth in nature.
Dekagram (Duplicated Letter Heh) - operation of the duplicated HEH of the Tetragrammaton and the concentration of the Positive and Negative forces of the Spirit and the four Elements under the presidency of the Potencies of the Five in Binah, the Revolutions of the forces under AlMA, the Great Mother.
Endekagram - concentrated action of evil in the Averse Triad, symbolized by the Eleven Dukes of Edom, the horns of the Red Dragon when he ariseth; refernece to one of the Altar Diagrams, the Garden of Eden after the Fall.
Endekagram (Restriction of Evil) - restriction of the Qliphoth.
Endekagram (The Qliphoth) - concentrated force of the averse and evil Sephiroth.
Endekagram (Qlipphothic Princes) - 12 Princes of the Qliphoth who are the heads of the Evil operating in the months of the year.
Dodekagram (Signs of the Zodiac) - dispersal and concentration of the Zodiac in masculine and feminine signs. The masculine being Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius; and the feminine Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
Dodekagram ( The Three Quadruplicities) - three Quaternions of Angular, Succedent, Cadent and Movable, Fixed and Common.
Dodekagram (The Four Triplicities) - concentrated force of the four Triplicities of the Zodiac operating through nature.
Dodekagram - the 24 Thrones of the schema established over the Positive and Negative potencies of the Elements in the Zodiac; and over the 24 hours in the day.

Long ago, the 4 snations (snake nations) lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the fire snation attacked. Only the Snavatar (snake avatar), master of all 4 snelements (snake elements), could stop them. But when the snorld (snake world) needed him most, he vanished. A hundred snears (snake years) passed and my snother (snake brother) and I discovered the new Snavatar. An air snender (snake bender) named Aang. And although his air snending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe, Aang can save the snorld.
Orphan Black Season 3 Titles

Episode 1: “The Weight of This Combination”
Episode 2: “Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis”
Episode 3: “Formalized, Complex, and Costly”
Episode 4: “Newer Elements of Our Defense”
Episode 5: “Scarred by Many Past Frustrations”
Episode 6: “Certain Agony of the Battlefield”

“The Eisenhower farewell address really hit a number of thematic elements that really were important to us in Season 3… technology and science and warfare. It’s about the military-industrial complex, and since the Castor clones are a military product, it spoke volumes to us.” John Fawcett

I just realized something. Iroh states that the 4 elements are connected & that the separation is an illusion. He learned how to redirect lightning from studying waterbenders. When Roku is battling the volcano Sozen shows up & helps him. I noticed that he was guiding the smoke away from Roku. Then it hit me, isn't that technically air bending? The separation of the 4 elements is an illusion.