Monday, November 7, 2011

Angry Bird Birthday Cake


Last year I made Princess Barbie Doll cake for my youngest daughter birthday.This year she wished for Angry Bird birthday cake.
I used Designer Chocolate Baby Grands recipe for  the cake.You can get it from here too. I double the recipe for 9 inch cake.
For frosting, I tried dairy cream from Wendy. It was sooo good.We like it very much, not oily, easy to wash the plates...hahaha.

Here's the recipe :

For the cake: (9" cake)
66 gm cocoa powder
118 gm hot water
75 gm all purpose flour
75 gm cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
300 gm sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 egg yolks
108 gm corn oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites

For frosting:
600 gm dairy whipping cream
41/2 tbsp sugar
11/2 tsp gelatin
11/2 tbsp water
Canned mandarin oranges, or any fruits of your choice.

Method:
For cake:
Combine cocoa powder and boiling water into a smooth paste.
Set aside and let it cool.
Pre heat oven o 180C.Line 9 inch baking pan.
Sieve all purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, and sodium bicarbonate.
Mix in sugar and salt. Set aside.
When the cocoa mixture has cooled down , add in egg yolks and corn oil.
Beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
Add in vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds.
Put in half the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Put in the balance and beat on high speed for 1 minute.
Put in egg whites and whisk on high speed for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in pre heated oven for 50 minutes or, until skewer comes out clean.

For frosting
Freeze bowl for at least 15 minutes before use. If using stainless steel bowl, prepare and ice bath for use later.
Place water in a heat proof bowl and sprinkle gelatin onto water. Let it sit for 1 minute and melt it in the microwave(high for 30 secs) or over a hot pan of water. Let it cool down.
Remove frozen bowl from freezer (place in ice bath if stainless steel bowl) and pour in cold whipping cream.
Beat on low speed until it starts to thicken then increase to high. When cream has reached soft peaks, put in sugar and beat until almost stiff. Pour in melted gelatin and beat until stiff.
Use immediately to frost.

To assemble:
Slice the cake into 3 layers.
Spread some frosting evenly and arrange the canned mandarin oranges.
Repeat until the 3rd piece of cake.Frost the cake with the balance frosting.Decorate the cake the way you like.

Spread with frosting and arrange with canned mandarin oranges or any fruits of your choice.

Year 2011 birthday cake.
 Year 2010 birthday cake.


11 comments:

Nava.K said...

Great baking skills Cindy with lovely angry bird cake plus the doll cake last year.

Not only the layered cake looks good but to go with it the colorful deco on top.

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

The cake is nice right, especially after filling with fruits. Easier to bake than sponge cake, LOL.

Your angry bird is nicely drawn on :)Kids nowadays all gaga for angry bird. I also made one few months back for my niece, haven't post yet.

Lala said...

i'm sure your daughter and family enjoyed the cake.. really like the design and vibrant color of the bird :)

Janine said...

wow the cakes from both years look amazing, although I've to say that the angry bird you drew is so good! I don't have the artistic talent to even copy drawings well so I'm super envious!

lena said...

very nice work! i'm sure this is a delicious cake. Even the barbie doll cake looks stunning!

Cheah said...

I've heard quite a lot about this Angry Bird, wonder what it is and why so popular. Must excuse me for being so 'backward' as I don't have kids to deal with anymore!

Aarthi said...

cool one..perfectly made one..

R said...

wow u r so talented! looks like all the kids r obsessed w/angry birds :)

yummylittlecooks said...

Nava.K,Lala,lena,Aarthi and R,

Thank you for your compliments :)

Wendy,

Yup , the cake was so nice.

Waiting to see your angry bird, it must be very pretty :)

Janine,

No need talent de, just need some tricks only.

Cheah,

Nowadays every kids gaga for angry birds, it's everywhere, pencil,pencil case, ruler, etc.....

You can find angry birds cookies too.....hahaha ( but wonder how it taste)

eencyweency said...

the angry bird drawing on the cake looks so beautiful and clean!and the usage of mandarin orange is creative :)

DG said...

Very pretty Angry Bird :) Never try making any cartoon cake before, how I wish that I can make one as good as yours :)