Showing posts from January, 2009

perfectly-chocolate cake with strawberries

it's a Hershey's 'perfectly chocolate' chocolate cake, and at first I was not so sure about it. firstly I baked the cake, tasted a few crumbs, and I thought, "um.. okay". then I whipped the frosting, tasted it, and I thought it was a little too sweet but not bad. and then I assembled them all, decorated, took photos, and when it was time to cut the cake I tasted it again and then I go "wowthisissooogood!" :D yes, it was moist, very dense and rich, perfectly chocolate... so the title is perfectly match after all.

Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake Recipe

layered birthday cookies

imagine: two oversize chocolate cookies, stacked up with layers of chocolate-cream cheese frosting, and as if those weren't enough, sprinkled with chocolate chips and colorful chocolate candies. you've really gotta try this ;)

Layered Birthday Cookies recipe is from 500 Chocolate Delights

classic black forest

it's the one that is always a favorite :)

Black Forest Cake Recipe

Nemo Birthday Cake

This was maybe my first experience on making kids theme decorated birthday cake. And I learned a lot from this! Like, for example, ALWAYS use butter cream to cover your cake when you're gonna decorate it with plastic icing! Because butter cream is oil based. I used non-dairy whip cream instead, you know, the one that should be mixed with iced water before whipped, and you know what will happen? The water content in the cream would make the icing melt!

The cake was ordered by a friend for her daughter's birthday, and I prepared it the night before because she wanted it ready by the next morning. I finished the decoration that night and put the cake in the fridge, and it turned out to be my second mistake. NEVER put plastic icing in the refrigerator, because the humidity will also make it melt. Yes, plastic icing is made of powdered or icing sugar, and it would turn into liquid when it touches water.

So I was a bit panic when I checked the cake later and found the decoration was s…