Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sicilian Orange Cake

Last Saturday, I made a fondant birthday cake for my sister.This is my first fondant cake.I used sicilian orange cake, which I copied from Sonia.The cake taste sooo delicious.But, as you can see, I'm not a good artist,can't decorate the cake well.Can you guest what the flower???haha...it's Tulip, so ugly huh!Actually wanted to make white Tulip,but scared she don't like white, then wanted to make yellow Tulip, but yellow color Tulip not a good sign, so end up,I made pink color.The time was so tight, that I've no chance to  make the leaves...sorry sis..
Here's the recipe I copied from Sonia, which she adapted from j3ss kitch3n...


250g unsalted butter, softened
200g caster sugar
4 medium eggs
grated orange zest from 2 oranges
250g self raising flour
120ml freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2tsp Rum, optional ( worth to add this ! )


1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a cake pan.
2. Using an electrical beater, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, if necessary adding a spoonful of flour with the last egg to prevent the mixture from curdling. Beat in the orange zest and rum. Add the flour all at once and mix well, then slowly mix in the orange juice.
4.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 45-50mins or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake, comes out clean. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of lightly greased aluminum foil.
5.Leave the cake, in the pan, to cool on a wire rack, then unmold and serve.

ps* This sat &sun, my eldest school celebrates school anniversary(98th).There's a fun fare for 2 days, so I'll be busy helping to prepare food for fund raising.We'll cook rendang curry, pong teh, curry chicken devil,popia,roti john, waffles and etc.....for sale.Sorry, if I didn't visit your blog,which ,I'll try to do so, if I'm not tired, and I'll be back completely next week.



aipi said...

Wow ~ that looks so beautiful n professional! great work.
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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This look so beautiful , I worst than you, never done a fondant cake before. You have fun in your son 's school celebration.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

It's hard to believe that this is your first fondant cake.
It's so well made.
I thought the flowers were calla lilies.

My Little Space said...

Your first attempt! It looks like a pro-work. Bravo lady! You did such a fantastic job here. I've yet started mine. I have all the stuffs ready.... the only thing I need is the guts to start it. :o)
Thanks for sharing.

Anncoo said...

I think this looks perfect and I like the pink tulips, very sweet color.
I've not even tried to make a fondant cake before because I think it is very sweet. Hopefully I'll make something similar as yours if someone request ;D

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Looks good even thou it's your 1st fondant cake.Very sweet looking.

briarrose said...

I thought this looked quite charming actually. Awesome job for your first fondant effort.

Juliana said...

Wow Cindy, this cake is gorgeous...I never used fondant...
Love the pictures...and happy belated birthday to your sister.
Have a great week :-)

Pete said...

My birthday coming soon leh....hint hint....lol!

Dmarie said...

oooh, this sounds yummy! I am a huge cake fan, as well as a diehard fan of oranges. will definitely be bookmarking this page. thanks so much for sharing!

j3ss kitch3n said...

this cake is really beautiful Cindy! well done though its hard to believe its your first time doing fondant.

Thristhan said...

Wow, you really made that cake? Looks gorgeous, I bet it tasted good too.

Yummy Bakes said...

Are you sure this is your first fondant cake? So beautiful - like a professional baker's job.

Nava.K said...

OMG, so fantastically decorated, salute you for your great skills and am sure must be a sell-out among those who tasted.

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Zoe said...

What a beautiful cake! It is so professional made!

lena said...

this is so well made.. i'm truly impressed!!

Cheah said...

This cake is so well decorated, looks so neat and cute!

DD said...

wow !!!
the cake looks delicious!!!
very beautiful color!!
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Shaz@feedingmykidsbetter said...

Looks great! I've tried that recipe from Sonia and you're right! It's scrumptious!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

WOW, if you haven't have said you're not a professional I would have bet you are. The cake looks amazing!

Jeannie said...

First time making and it turned out so gorgeous! I am so impressed!

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful and yummy cake
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yummylittlecooks said...

You can start from cupcakes first, easy to handle.Can watch youtube for a guide too.

Ya,the fondant quite sweet.

Thank you very much.

And a big thank you for all the wonderful comments:)