Friday, October 29, 2010

Back to blogging and a Flower Cake to share

First of all thanks to new followers & my readers who asked for my well being thru emails and sorry also as I could not respond to those mails or for that matter any mails during past 6-7 weeks. There I was back in mid of September, working on one of my post which I never get to complete and sudden plan for trip to India, my mind started working on another post just to tell the Blog world about my break & I never get to write that too. Now in the middle of night, making good use of jet lag, while I'm writing this post I'm thinking what happened to all that time where did it go, some of that is captured in camera as life long memories, some of it is in suitcases(in terms of shopping I did there) which are still lying every where in my living room but most of it is in our mind and hearts.....the time spent with family, watching kids playing and fighting with their cousins, urge to eat every single food which we like over there (still missed on so many), watching my little one that how she picked up new words and now her favourite word is "nahi" instead of "no" which is basically hindi for no only.....instead of "give me" now it's "lele" (hindi for take it)......list goes on & on.

Now, coming to the cake part this is the cake I baked for my DD's 8th birthday party this year back in April but never get to post it. So, I thought why not share it now. It was a basic egg less chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. This was my first public debut cake I would say, not that I have not baked cakes for friends & family before but in terms of real cake(decorated one) as my daughter say, this was the first one. I have always loved to bake cakes & my family and friends always enjoy it also but back in march when I told my DD how about I bake cake for your b'day party this year, reply was "Ohhhh.....no...no...no!!!". But once cake started to take shape she was on the cloud nine and me too..... it was a relief when the cake was totally done.

Here's another look....ready to go to party place....


tried my hands on making figures(using some help from the net) with fondant to give it a  little 3-D look, worked wonderfully
some leftovers after serving around 25 guests and getting few best compliments of my life

finally my helping hands

If anyone wants any details on the cake let me know I'll be happy to answer. That's it for now, will be back soon.

22 comments:

Priya said...

Cute looking flower cake..yumm!

Rita said...

What nice post. Welcome back to the real world of Bloogers.
Your cake is just beautiful.
Great photos. Happy belated Birthday to your daughter.
HAve a nice weekend.
Rita

sm said...

beautiful tasty cake

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely and very cute flower cake..

notyet100 said...

cake looks too good,..glad to cee u back
wish u happy diwali

Rachana said...

A beautiful Cake! Loved the clicks, especially the last one :-)

Apu said...

Great looking cake!! And the helper is adorable too:)

Pari said...

Welcome back.Lovely cake.
FOODELICIOUS

Soma said...

Happy Birthday to the little princess. Looks like she had quite a time :)

Nice to see u back and it is a very pretty cake!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

The flower cake looks lovely...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Santosh Bangar said...

beautiful and wonderful cake.
i am ist time here. u have wonderful space do visit my blogand follow

santoshbangar.blogspot.com

Miri said...

Thats one gorgeous cake !!!

on my blog - the subscribe button is right at the bottom of the page....let me know if you still don't find it. Thanks!

Gulmohar said...

Lovely and beautiful cake...

BangaloreBaker said...

Spice,
Awesome cake. I particularly loved the butterflies the most. I keep saying that every mom should make her child's birthday cake - pretty or not. It has love and it is far more healthy than buying the store bought one. Not many will agree with me though.

Spice said...

Thanks Priya, Sm & Sushma for the appreciation.

Thanks Rita for welcome back & alos fo rthe wishes....I'm glad u liked the cake.

Thanks noteyet100 for welcome back as well as Diwali Wishes, hope U guys also had a nice celebration. Glad U liked the cake.

Spice said...

Thanks Rachna, Apu.

Thanks Pari, I'm happy to back.

Thanks Soma, yes girls had a great time from making to eating...lol...

Spice said...

Thanks Dr. Sameena.

Thanks Santosh ji, for taking time out to write a comment & also for being follower of this space. I visited your space it's a collection of wonderful recipes.

Thanks Miri & Gulmohar.

Spice said...

Thanks Champa(Bangalore Baker), I totally agree with you & you know that.....but I feel sometime time, resources & situations doesn't let everyone do what they want to do...

BangaloreBaker said...

Spice,
I answered your question on the blog. But here is the copy of it.
Maida and all purpose flour are pretty much the same. You don't have to make any changes. After kneading, if you feel it is bit watery, add maida 1 TBSP at a time to get a smooth, elastic dough that is not sticky. This bread dough was so beautiful to just play with it. I wish I had brioche pans. I would've shaped them into brioche rolls. Let me know how it turned out when you try it.

BangaloreBaker said...

Spice,
run the kitchen aid with dough hook on for about 10 minutes or till the dough gathers around the hook and is like a smooth ball.

Spice said...

thanks champa.

BangaloreBaker said...

Spice,
I had to come back and paste what I replied to you. Thanks for taking time to encourage me.
It is kind of funny that you ask about all the bread I make. I don't eat when I bake with egg, but my older one loves bread with milk or bread with some nutella smeared. Since I use whole wheat flour and not a lot of fat, I don't mind her eating. But to be honest, most of the times I give it away to neighbors or colleagues. I even give away the baked goods to volunteering ladies at a thrift store. Yes, I spend a lot on ingredients which goes to others, but it gives me a lot of happiness. There, I have written an essay about my baking obsession.