Foodie pics...


So ok lets get this over and done bef Sonia starts to cry and wants to be carried to our room!... i will do this in 3 parts.. we shall start with food photos since theres not many lol.. what to do.. i was busy entertaining!

This year I decided to bake for her a Mickey Mouse cake since shes crazy over Kiki (as what she calls him!) hb had warned me to bake something simple since i would be busy preparing other types of food/ deserts.. "no fondant Rima"..."no 3 tier cake"... "we are feeding little kids!" hmmmm well ok dear hb.. i will bake a simple cake with a little bit of a surprise... "evil grin"..







Everyone who saw the cake was impressed by how tall n big.. err not forgetting how heavy it was! .. the icing image of Mickey Mouse was a superb idea.. it makes ur cake look alive heheh But most of all.. nothing can compare to the reaction I got when the cake was cut... it was an outburst of surprise all around eventho there were more adults than kids lol.. its like in a split second the adults became kids once again?? almost like a joy at seeing something colorful. At that moment i knew why I love to bake so much. This is what it’s all abt.. to see people happy is to make me happy... hmmm does it make sense?? muahahha







So lets not talk more... here are the cake photos and some of the deserts that i had prepared a day bef the bbq party.. oh and of cos.. we had fried rice and fried bee hoon as main meal.. not forgetting the bbq essentials.. chicken, tiger prawns, otah and last but not least.. satay!




Salad of the day.. Isreal salad with a dash of sumac powder... yummmmmm!! (let me know if u want the recipe)




Besides Sonia's bday cake.. i also managed to bake banana cake and also steamed fruit cake..




The fatty section lol.. fried popiah, sausage puff and also burger malaysia.. curry puff courtesy of lyn (her MIL bake em)




Rainbow pudding, cendol jelly and also konnyaku jelly pudding




I baked Cadbury lapis cake.. the one and only chocolaty desert on that day...


Recipe for Best Party Cake (oh how true!) by Dorie Greenspan

Ingredients
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
Gel or powder food coloring (i used wilton and 1/4tsp each colour)





Method
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and put a rack in the middle or upper third of the oven. Butter two pans and line with buttered parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the egg whites and buttermilk.

Cream the butter, zest, and sugar in a mixer on medium speed for a full 3 minutes until very light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon extract, then add 1/3 of the flour mixture, still on medium speed.

Beat in half of the egg-buttermilk mixture, then half of the remaining flour mixture, then the last of the egg-buttermilk mixture, and finally the last of the flour, beating until the batter is smooth. Beat the entire batter on medium high for two minutes until completely smooth and mixed.

Divide the batter in two (it’s about 6 cups total batter.) Dye each batter a different color of the rainbow and scrape into the two pans. Bake 20 minutes, rotating halfway through, or until a thin knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pans five minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack. To ensure moistness, once the cakes are cooled, wrap immediately and chill.


Note:
I baked 3x this recipe to get 6 layers of colours using 25x33x7.5cm pan...you can use buttercream. fresh cream or cheese buttercream as fillings.. or you can use any kinda jam for the layers.. i used the best raspberry preserved that i cud get my hands in the supermarket.. heat jam for easy spreading... next time i will use lemon curd for layers... mmmmm

31 comments:

Yat Maria said...

wow!!! fantastic spread...did you prepare ALL by yrself??? the cake is great!.. i can imagine the looks on their faces..beautiful Y i bet yummy cake;)

lemongrass said...

Oh Wow!!!!! I'm speechless too. You are one amazing cook and party hostess. Kalau I pergi your party pun, mau sampai malam I still kenyang :-)

Sue said...

ahhh...rima..bestnye!!! how i miss going to birthday parties back home..people are so generous with food and variety plak tu..unlike here, dorang bg mak bapak makan biskut kering aje ok..haha.

Rima said...

Yat
Aku lah ibu, kakak, anak, maid, chef, hostess, isteri dan dot dot dot hahhahaha... yes i prepared every single thing myself.. well except the uncook satay and otah.. that one i order.. siapa nak cocok si satay tu hahahha.. but yah basically.. the rest i did it myself thats why i went missing for a few days.. oh i cannot take credit for everything cos hb tolong I marinate chicken wings and also drive me here and there to buy groceries... :o)

Rima said...

LOL LG.. everyone stayed till past midnight.. after we had the bbq party outside our hse.. everyone ended up chilling inside our hse cos thats how it is every single year even bef sonia was born.. once a year.. we will hv bbq and chilling session lol.. cuppucino/ latte and hot chocolate included of cos heheh

ilah manaf said...

waaaaaaaaaaah ... i salute u sey ... i masak satu lauk je dah penat semacam ... wahhhhh ... asal ibu i tak buat kat bday kek i rainbow colours ... dia bagi chocolate suruh main jauh2... hahhaha ...

Rima said...

Sue
Ah ah dolo dolo it used to be like that but nowadays everything i buat sendiri.. not bec they r not generous but bec i told them not to susah payah and knew i usually will prepare lots..

My grandmother on the other hand will always masak kan agar agar gudir cos she knew we all love her agar agar gudir.. nothing can beat my nyai's agar agar lol

Rima said...

Ilah
LOL.. dolo dolo mami i will always hv a big birthday party for us.. it went till i was 5yrs old i think.. tak pernah dapat rainbow cake pulak cos kat bakeries mana ade seh.. semua pakai sponge cake dah tu buttercream nye punya lah tebal hahaha

Adnazthie said...

Happy belated b'day to Sonia..semoga sentiasa sihat dan cergas sepanjang umurmu.
Rima..cantiklah kek awak tu..mengancam dan terancam untuk dimakan, n rajinnya awak...

Rima said...

Adnazthie
Ty for the well wishes... i think every mother will do the same when it comes to their child bday party.. sibuk preparing.. sibuk memasak.. sibuk segala nye lah heheh

Ain said...

i loved the Cadbury lapis cake!!!...probably its the only kek lapis yg i makan....hahahha...nice lah kak....

Rima said...

U mean all this while u don't like lapis cake?? Orang kat rumah ni semua minat prune layer cake.. Macam tak boring ah bila makan.. Sweet n Asam asam gitu hehehe

SJB said...

OMG...so many food. The cake oh wow cantik betul. Anyway, Happy Birthday to Sonia.

Rima said...

Ah ah.. enough food to go around and thank u for the well wishes.. :o)

Ain said...

yupz....i nvr like kek lapis...heheh...

hmmm...nak mintak recipe...nanti kena question plak da buat ke belum....hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

Rima said...

Hehehe siapa kah gerangan orang yg question Ain tu :oP

somuffins said...

OMG OMG OMG!

Happy birthday to Sonia. Baru 2 tahun? Pssst Rima, masih boleh tdo dgn you lagi tu, heheh..

Where bday party for anak2 is concerned, I terkecuali dari your statement yang nih "i think every mother will do the same when it comes to their child bday party.. sibuk preparing.. sibuk memasak.. sibuk segalanya". Am not a good mum though pernah buat sekali dua aje. I rasa penat sangat sbb jemputan org dewasa lbh ramai dari kanak2.

Rima said...

Of cos u r a gd mom! If tak best tak kan u kuasa nak masak kan they all makan on daily basis hehehehe.. Birthday party ni memang banyak kerja.. To prepare satu Hal.. Spring cleaning bef majlis lagi satu Hal.. Lepas tu nak mengemasnye lepas majlis lagi satu Hal but I really enjoy doing it.. I like to cook n bake n I like gd company.. :)

Chirs said...

Hi Rima, very inspired to do a similar cake for my son's B'day coming soon. Can u kindly advise me where I could get the edible icing image done? Many tks.

Rima said...

Hi Chris
I got my edible image fm bake it urself (BIY).. u hv to preorder it 3 working days bef u wanna use it :o)

Chirs said...

Dear Rima, thanks for the advise, will do that. By the way, am very thankful for your selfless sharing of your recipes especially when it comes to Indo n Malay recipes on yr blog. They r a great help. Will tune in daily. Hv a great day.

Rima said...

No worries Chirs.. sharing is caring hehehhe.. do try out some of the recipes yah and let me know the outcome..

U hv a good weekend ahead!

Chirs said...

Forgot to ask what is the size of the tin u use for the Mickey cake? Already tried the Brownie crisp cookies, they v gd, my mom likes them. Gaining courage to try yr prune lapis kek next wk when son is home, PSLE marking day, no sch. Thks.

Rima said...

Chirs
Its 14x10".. hmm i think.. i will go down to my pantry to check it later..

Good luck on baking lapis prune.. my all time fav.. use the recipe that uses 15eggs ok.. that recipe is nice.. :o)

Chirs said...

Yes Rima, aiming on that recipe. Looks so tempting n w/prunes so a bit healthy lah. Less a little calories... I think? Thanks

azLina z. said...

Sis Rima, will this recipe be enough for a 8" round cake ? All 6 layers ?

Rima said...

Azlina.. this cake is suitable for 9" cake pan.. u hv to bake every layer individually.. good luck!

printha said...

Hi Rima,
Could you please share what is the nozel size for the red butter-cream piping? I'm gonna bake this cake for a friend and you tempt me to each and every recipe of yours. Keep up the good work and i love all your bakes :)

Rima said...

Hi Printha
I am not too sure what size nozzle it was... i started using wilton nozzle after i baked that cake.. i think i bought those nozzle fm melbourne

carolinerockey said...

Hi Rima,
This cake only use 1 stick butter? That's like only 113gm correct? It doesn't cause the cake to be dry? Want to give this a try..thank you :)

Selamat Hari Raya.

~Carol~

Rima said...

Hi Carol
Yep it uses only one stick of butter (118g).. the cake layers are thin and every layer has a strawberry jam.. so no its not dry at all.. i hv baked it a couple of times and loves the texture of this cake..

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