Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Cake!

Hello! Am gna do a post on how to bake a basic birthday cake, & how to decor it! It's real simple! All you need is..

  • 3/4 cup Unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk

  • Beat butter, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer until it becomes light & fluff
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, beat in flour in 3 additions alternately with milk in 2 additions, just until blended, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Bake at 170C for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Place it in the chiller once done for about an hr. Aft an hr, slice off the dome of the cake & use Nutella or Choc ganache to crumb coat the cake & place it back into the chiller for 15mins.
  • Do another layer of Nutella/Choc ganache to even it out.
Read on more w the help of pictures for further directions on how to decor your cake!

To check if the cake is cooked thoroughly, insert a toothpick into the cake. & If it comes out clean, the cake is done!

Coat evenly with Nutella.

Stick the sponge fingers into the sides of the cake. (Cut the sponge fingers to the correct length of the cake, allowing some space for it to stick out. As seen from the pic above.)

Use a ribbon to tie around the cake. This is to ensure that the sponge fingers stick nicely to the cake & nt fall off!

TA-DA! It's done! (: Use Royal Icing Sugar to write whatever you want!

It's as simple as that! (: Enjoy baking for your loved ones! (: If you've got any queries, js ask over at my formspring! (:

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