Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Yu Zhen!!

My 1st posting of year 2011 dedicated to my Princess 1st Birthday on 20 Jan 2011!! Been busy since last Christmas, already fulfilled my customer orders for Chinese New Year, but yet to start baking cookies for myself & family!! After my dear daughter birthday, finally can spare some time to start baking CNY cookies!!

This is also my 1st fondant tier cake creation! It has been some time I've handle marshmallow fondant and I've never use it to decorate a whole cake. Therefore is quite a challenge for me to create a tier cake without prior experience. So I've to search around the web site and learn a couple of crucial tips from my baking friends :) I'm not a very creative person so I choose a simple design. A pinky cake with small little flowers around it would not go wrong anyway, with an additional precious moment figurine, it helps to beautify the whole cake. Luckily I've manage to pull through with couple of hiccups in between.

A 4" strawberry madeira cake & and 6" lemon medeira cake. I've actually overbaked the 6" cake, as you can see the thick brown crust forming around the cake!

  • 225gm unsalted butter
  • 200gm sugar
  • 225gm self-raising flour
  • 115gm plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon zest
  1. Sift flour together. Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time and beat till combined.
  3. Mix in vanilla essence & lemon zest.
  4. Fold in flour and mix evenly.
  5. Pour batter into a lined 7" cake pan and bake in preheated oven at 160 deg cel for 60mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool slightly before unmoulding.


NEL, the batter baker said...

You call this a simple cake?? This is amazing!! The colours are so pretty and goes so well with the precious moments topper. Nice job!

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

That is a beautiful creation! You show natural skill and talent if that is your first time decorating a fondant cake!
I have a fondant birthday cake to do soon for a 1st birthday as well. I hope it turns out as professional as yours!

Anonymous said...

This is sooo.... wonderful...;) nice color n design... Juz rite for bb gal...

LF (college of HH), hope u still remember that sotong who called u...;)

Apple said...

Hi Peng,
For strawberry Madeira, what did u add?

Peng said...

Apple...i just added a tsp of strawberry paste :D

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