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
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)
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.
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