Elyssa couldn't wait to get started when I asked her whether she wanted to help me bake Ah Mah's birthday cake.
Helping to Dry Cake Tins with Paper Towels
Whisking Egg Yolk with Sugar
Isn't the mini apron super cute?? RM4.90 from the 100 yen shop :-)
Sifting Flour into Egg Yolk Mixture
Whisking Flour into Egg Yolk Mixture
That was the end of the "disturbing", oops, I meant "helping" part. :)
I continued the rest of the cake making process myself after that.
Ta Daaa....... The Final Cake
Best looking cake from my kitchen so far. Yay!!!
Recipe source : http://nasilemaklover.blogspot.com/2012/10/jelly-layer-cake.html. Love it!
The icing turned out pretty expensive though, as I destroyed not one but TWO boxes of whipping cream. (about RM7.00 each). I watched in dismay when I didn't get the fluffy whipped cream texture I was expecting, but a curdled mess from the first packet. Googled and one of the advice given was the start whisking at low speed first. Didn't work either. Second packet produced the same curdled mess. :(
I had to wait for the shops to open to buy a third packet. This time, I placed the entire whisking bowl and whisk into the freezer and used Anchor brand. (the same I used for Erin's cake last time). Phew, I did a little dance of joy when it worked! So happy that I didn't have to resort to Plan B, which was to buy a cake from Secret Recipe to bring to my mum's birthday lunch.
The birthday lunch was at Dynasty Dragon. Pretty good! We gave tick marks it terms of food quality, service, price, environment, restaurant location and ease of parking.
Pinched this photo from my sis's blog -
At the Birthday lunch
Mama & Papa with Grandkids # 1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.
Ke ke.....none of the grandkids smiling for the camera.
#6 wants to sleep. #5 wants to get down. #4 looking a bit blur. #3 and #2 not looking at camera. #1 looking at camera but not smiling.
With six small kids, we've give up hope of the perfect shot. he he.
Inside View of Cake
3 layers of Sponge Cake sandwiched with 2 layers of Longan & Strawberry Jelly
Looks messy here cos I didn't hold the cake properly during the car journey to the restaurant. When I peeped into the cake box halfway there, I was sad to see the cake plastered to the side of the cake box! *sob*
I normally prefer rich butter cakes, but this combination of light sponge with jelly was just nice for a cake to be eaten after a full meal.