>> Friday, March 30, 2012
This is my 1st time baking an actual-sized cake! Since I've done cupcakes numerous times, I thought it'll be good to try out my hands on an actual-sized cake for Gloria's popo's birthday. I've been staying in the same house with her since the beginning of last year. It would be lovely if I can actually bake her a cake for her birthday!
I was quite worried when the batter looked more "watery"/liquid-ish than my usual cupcake ones, but I just went ahead to bake the cake anyhow. It turned out superb in texture & taste! Pretty much just the way I wanted! Hurray!
So for the icing & topping, white chocolate shavings came to mind since I had a block of white chocolate. I had to have some "cream" to get the white chocolate shavings to stick, so I did up a simple buttercream just to be the "sticking agent" for the white chocolate. I actually used the "fruit peeler" to shave my white chocolate :D I'm gonna finish the cake's deco with strawberries right before serving to preserve freshness of the fruit :D I'm PLEASED!
My initial plan was to have the cake looking just like those from the shops where there's cream in between (I've to cut the cake into half & put it back together). I also wanted to coat the sides of the cake with cream & cover it with toasted nuts at the bottom & the white chocolate shavings at the upper end of the sides.
I couldn't get my "vision" accomplished this time :( I didn't have proper tools & utensils to get it done. No cake box. No cake tray to place the cake just like in cake shops. I just didn't plan to bake actually, thus I didn't buy.
Oh well, home-baked looking cake, straight from the heart :) *love*
Here's the recipe to share:
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Made with much love,