Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorations. Show all posts

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.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

This is a Hello Kitty birthday cake that I made for my sister's granddaughter.She's now 3 years old.
I used optima sponge cake, which I added orange juice instead of water and layered it with whipped topping cream and peaches. To make it higher, I baked 2 cakes.
I baked the cake a day earlier and wrapped up  with cling floil and aluminium floil, then placed them into fridge.


Ingredients:
For the cake:
(A)
500 gm Optima sponge cake
10 eggs
100 ml orange juice

 (B)
100 gm Corn oil

(C)
Some orange zest from 1 orange.

600 gm whip topping cream...whipped
Some canned peaches.

Method:
Pre heat oven to 180 C .
Line two 9 inch round tin.
Whisk (A) in a mixer with low speed for 1 minute, then turn to high speed for 6 minutes, till the batter becomes thick.
Finally, with low speed slowly pour (B) into the batter.Once all the oil in, turn off the mixer.
Folding in the orange zest (C).
Pour into the prepared tin.Stamp the tin few times, to let the air out. 
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes.

To assemble the cake:
Cut the cake into half.
Spread some whipped topping cream
Then arrange some chopped peaches on it.
Spread the topping cream again on the peaches (so it can hold the peaches.)
Top with another piece of cake.
Repeat this until the 3rd layer and decorate it.




 
                                                           The birthday girl.

      Enjoying her cake. She enjoyed more on the cream and peaches than the cake!

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...

Ingredients

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 ! )

Method:

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.



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