Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Cake for my daughter

Birthday Cake for my daughter by Fitri D. // Rumah Manis

I pretty much busy lately, almost forget to make a birthday cake for my daughter. And just a second, I decided to 'just' baking vanila cake.. and within 2 hours everything is ready. My daughter was so happy with her's birthday cake .. sorry dear, I forget all about the butterfly decoration you've been talk before.. *silly mom..* This is basic vanila cake, but as my daughter wish, I divide the batter – one portion vanila and another portion is chocolate batter, feel free to add the fine chocolate powder as you wish.

Birthday Chocolate cake

500 g butter, room temperature
500 g sugar
8 eggs
450 g all purpose flour
25 g corstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 ºF
Prepare 4 7 inches cake pans (butter and flour the bottom and the sides of the pans)
In a large bowl, place butter and sugar, and mix well
Add eggs one by one
Add flour, cornstarch and baking powder, and beat until combined
Pour batter into pans and bake for 25 minutes
Leave the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then turn out to cool.
The cakes can be frozen until needed

For the chocolate buttercream:
I double the recipe so enough to cover 4 layer cake and decoration around

8 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 cups confectioners' sugar
16 Tbs. (2 sticks) unsalted butter
6 Tbs. milk, plus more, if needed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Have all the ingredients at room temperature.

Put the chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler set over but not touching simmering water in the bottom pan. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, the 6 Tbs. milk, the vanilla and salt and beat on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes, then reduce the speed to low. Add the chocolate and beat until combined, then increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute more.

If the frosting is dry, add more milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until it is creamy but still holds peaks. Makes about 4 1/2 cups.

Decoration :

Fill the cake layers with chocolate buttercream, and then frost it with a thin layer of buttercream . Place the cake in the fridge for 15 minutes to set
Place the remaining chocolate buttercream on a piping bag fitted with a medium sized round tip (#12)
Create a row of dots (vertical). Using a spatula, spread every dot to the right, in one motion . Clean the spatula between every swipe
Once you have spread one row of dots, add another row of dots and repeat the pattern until the whole cake is covered with “petals”.

1 comment:

Dewi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! The cake look divine!