Jun 2, 2008

My Son's Birthday Cake

Yesterday We celebrated my son's B'day.I planned
for a big cake but he doesn't like frosting in the cakes.
A year back I joined Wilton's Cake Decorating classes
with the high aim of completing all the 4 courses.After
finishing every decorated cakes from the class
my hubby and son scraped out all the frosting from
the cakes and ate the remaining.All my dreams were
shattered and I was opted to skip out all the other
courses.
For B'days I make them eat frosted cakes.Instead
of Wilton's buttercream icing this time i made
Dorie Greenspan's butter cream frosting .My hubby likes
this very much.For the basic cake I followed Shilpa
of Aayis recipes Simple Egg Cake which never goes wrong.
Simple Egg Cake
Ingredients
All purpose Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Butter - 1 cup
Eggs - 4
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Method
  • Sift flour and baking powder together.
  • Dust the cake pan with butter and flour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 c.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a medium speed for 2 min.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating for 1 min after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Now fold the flour,baking powder mixture half at a time.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35 min or until the cake is done.
  • Cool the cake in a wire rack for 10 min.

For Butter cream

Ingredients

Egg whites - 4

Sugar - 1 cup

Butter - 3 sticks or 1 1/2 cups

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Method

  • Put the sugar and egg whites in a mixer bowl.
  • Fit the bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk constantly.
  • Whisk for 3 min or until it feels hot to touch.
  • The sugar should be dissolved and mixture will look like shiny cream.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Beat the mixture until it is cool for 5 min.
  • Add butter a stick at a time .
  • Beat the butter cream on medium high speed for 6 - 10 min.
  • Add vanilla essence.

My son likes Batman.So I made Batman template in

fondant .Overall the cake was good in taste though

there are minor defects in the decoration.

And finally Cham of Spice club has awarded

me Good chatter award.Thank You so much Cham.

Now I would like pass on this to Ranji , Happy cook ,

Madhavi , Divya Vikram , Srivalli and Latha Narasimhan and Lakshmi.

17 comments:

Sireesha said...

Hi kamala, The cake looks so yummy and delicious.Wanted to eat it just now.....

Uma said...

What a lovely cake, Kamala! Belated happy b'day to your son. Congrats on the award too.

Asha said...

UH OH! I thought I am the only one who scrape most of the frosting off from the cakes and Doughnuts! ;D
I like a thin layer but take of most frosting too. Cake looks yum, love the baby blue icing.
Happy Birthday to Harsh! School is almost over now. 2 1/2 mnts is too long for kids to play video games.I will put my kids to work around the house this Summer!:D
I will post Trisha's school photos at Foodies hope on Wednesday, still in the Picasa, will do it tomorrow!:)

Cham said...

My belated wishes to Harish! We also don't like the frosting, we do the same while eating cake! Congrats on ur award!

Happy cook said...

Happy b'day to your 13 year old Teenager :-)
Wish i could make lovely frosted cakes.
My hubby and duaghter loves the frosting.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Kamala...
That was a nice cake. I also took classes for Wilton but completed all the 4 course and also cookies decorations. Nice to see ur cake, looks so good. Belated b-day wishes to ur kid. Congrats on the award.

ranji said...

oh wooooow!!whta beautiful de;cious cake..love the frosting...sometimes hubby and me fight over the frostings;)...my belated bday wishes for ur son...
congrats on ur chitter chatter award kamala!!!thats a real special and differeent one..thank u so much for passing to me too:)..its something i never expected to receive and will cherish it forever

Laavanya said...

My daughter is 2.5 and eats only frosting! :) Cake looks great and best wishes to your son on his Birthday.
Congrats on your awards too.

Vandana said...

Cake looks very delicious! Congrats on your award!

Srivalli said...

Kamala..the cake looks very lovely!..the spider template has come out very well...my wishes to your son...

congrats on the award and thanks for thinking of me!

Swati Raman Garg said...

yummy looking cake kamala... even iam not too fond of frosting...

Madhavi said...

Belated happy b'day to ur son. Cake looks awesome, congratulations on ur award and thanxxxx for passing it to me :))

Happy cook said...

Hi hi Me a good chatter.
When i tell this to my hubby he is going to have a good laugh.
Thankyou for the award, now i have to start doing chatter chatter more ;-)

Kumudha said...

cake looks beautiful!

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for the award Akka..And the cake looks lovely..Wishes to ur son

homecooked said...

Wow...the cake looks delicious.I am sure your son enjoyed it a lot!

Miri said...

Belated birthday wishes to your son. I hate frosting too but if someone has baked a cake for me i would definitely eat it! I did make my first try at cake decoration with icing and marzipan for my daughters third birthday(just posted) and though I didnt like it at all, she loved it!