Sunday, July 29, 2012
Caleb's homemade birthday cake 2012
So, this time I was determined to make a proper one...from scratch. Ahemmm.... I surfed a lot of baking blog and there is one that never fail to impress me. Wendy-in-kk. God, she is the Goddess in baking and cooking and her ideas are endless. There's nothing that she can't do actually. So, I searched for her recipe on cake ideas and this particular one looked "wow..."
"I wish that I can do this"
Wish no more, let's get down to business.... And so, I bought all the ingredients and began doing it on Friday. We planned to go back to my parent's house for the celebration as my mom said she'll do the red-coloured-eggs (a must in Hokkien family, I guess but only if you are before 10-years-old because I don't remember my mom did any for me after I've puberty ;)) and a few other dishes.
So, this is the cake. My version. Of course don't compare with Wendy's one. :)
One mishap happened when I frosted the cake. As I don't have a proper frosting equipment like the spinning wheel where you put your cake on it and spin it around when you doing the frosting. So I just propped it on an upside down big bowl. While spinning the cake slowly and slabbed on the buttercream, the whole cake fall down. "AHHHHHHHHHH..." - this is my reaction. Caleb ran from the living room into the kitchen and asked me "Mami, what happen? what happen?"
Hahaha...I just shoo-ed him away. I don't need another trouble-maker from my guy.
The whole cake was 'senget'. Aiyer.....my whole effort is gone. G.O.N.E... I was stunned.
Finally after calm down for a while, I decided to use whipping cream instead of buttercream as whipping cream is more light and I needed to use tonnes of it to cover the flaws. Buttercream is too over-whelming. We ran down to gaint at 7pm and searching for some ideas to cover the side as well. Jk was 'kan cheong' as well. Hahahaha.........
So, I bought one pack of cadbury's chocolate stick and a packet of strawberry. And ching chang ching chang back in kitchen for another 2 hours (amateur, that's why took so long) and the final product look quite presentable. Phewwww........