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Birthday cake at midnight….

23 Nov

Yesterday was a great day and We celebrated my Hubby’s B’day. Every year I would like to bake a different cake and suprise him with gifts at 12 in the midnight. This year I started baking bit late in the evening after he went to bed. It continued and was only ready little late in midnight. This was a different experience and even a little sound that comes out of kitchen will be noisy. So I did take care that, no one is disturbed in my cake making process. This time he did the cake cutting on his B’day evening.

He took a day off from his office and we went to test drive a car for our next renewal. The decision has not been arrived so far. Then, later we went to an Indian Restaurant. It was a fulfilling day for us. Riya wanted to wear a party dress to her KG for her dad’s B’day. She joinned us in the afternoon and grew curious to pull out one of the rose from cake.

The cake is a two layered cake with one layer is sponge cake and the other layer is Chocolate cake with a Fondant icing. Unusually this time I tried painting(with food colors) on the cake. It did work and would like to do it better next time.

Here is the recipe..

Sponge cake Ingredients:

1. Egg – 7 eggs
2. Corn starch – 1/2 cup
3. All Purpose flour – 1 cup
4. Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
5. Butter melted – 1/2 cup
6. vanilla essence – a little more than usual.
Sponge cake  Method:
1. Whisk Egg whites and Yellow in a separate bowl until frothy.
2. Now mix all the ingredients one by one gently.
3. Sift the flour and corn starch on the egg mixture slowly and mix it gently.
(The egg is the only raising agent. No Baking soda or Baking powder in this cake.)
4. Preheat the oven and bake it at 170 C for 30 minutes.
Chocolate cake Ingredients:
1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
2. Corn starch – 1 cup
3. Egg – 2
4. Cocoa – 1/2 cup
5. Warm Milk – 2 cups
6. Sugar – 2 cups
7. Butter – 1/2 cup
8. Sunflower oil – 1/2 cup
9. Baking soda – 1 1/2 tsp
Chocolate cake Method:
1. Whisk Butter and sugar first and then add eggs one be one and whisk it.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients one by one and bring it to a smooth batter consistency.
3. Preheat the oven and bake this mixture for 40 minutes at 160- 170 C.
Fondant icing and painting Ingredients
1. Marshmallows – 300gm
2. water – 3 Tbs
3. Sugar powdered – 500 gm
4. food colors – choose your favourite colours
Fondant icing and paintingMethod:
1. Add the marshamallows in a bowl and microwave high for 2 minutes by mixing it couple of times in between.
2. Now add the powdered sugar little at a time and mix it well.
3. Dust a little of sugar on the working area and knead this dough well by adding powdered sugar.
4. Now roll it with rolling pin in to thin layer of 2 mm thickness and spread it over the cake and cut the remaining if any.
5. Take a clean brush and dip the colors of your choice and paint your favourite design and enjoy the cake.

 
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  1. Sindhu Gangadharan

    November 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Wow such a beautiful cake Devi!!! You are truly amazing!!! I am sure Kesav had a blast on his birthday!

     
  2. Sushma Mallya

    November 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Belated bday wishes to your hubby, & nice to know that you all had a great time….cake looks beautiful..

     
  3. love2cook

    November 24, 2010 at 12:10 am

    What a lovely cake made with lots of love! Belated Birthday wishes to Ur Hubby ya! 😀

    I have an award for U at my blog. Pls accept…

    http://love2cook-msia.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-birthday-gift-award.html

     
  4. Priya

    November 24, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Once i saw the pic i thought that u guys bought ur cake in bakery, then only i realized u have prepared everything, gorgeous cake dear..Belated birthday wishes to ur better half..

     
  5. Treat and Trick

    November 24, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Great creation and looks so yummy, happy belated birthday to your hubby dear..

     
  6. Sharu

    November 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Devi..the best gift for Kesav -a home made ,lovely designed cake with all ur love…nice one !!

     
  7. Sridevi

    November 25, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Thanks dear Sindhu, Sush, love2cook, Priya, TreatnTrick & Sharu for your wonderful comments.

     
  8. Raks

    November 26, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Perfect cake! Love it ,wonderfully decorated!

     
  9. Jay

    November 26, 2010 at 6:11 am

    OMG…rich looking cake …Belated wishes yaar..have a blastng time…:)

    Tasty Appetite

     
  10. akila

    November 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

    looks so yummy yummy dear…. simply superb….. and looks so rich and awesome… love it….