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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Happy Birthday & Happy Valentine's Day Sweetheart!

It's the birthday of the other important man in my life :) Plus it falls on the eve of the day love is widely celebrated! On this day, I am reminded of how glad I am to have him in my life. May God bless this man with good health and allow us to continue living happily ever after in this humble lives of ours...This is the first time I made him a cake. He didn't realise that it was homemade until i told him so! That itself has 2 sides to it doesn't it, guilty that it took so long since we have been together for close to 18 years but on the other hand i was secretly pleased because it meant the cake didn't look too bad albeit indirectly!

It's also my first attempt in making a cake with cream on it. Members of the family do not really fancy creamy cakes but i wanted to go another mile in my cake making adventure!

So this was it, a Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake with layers of vanilla sponges. The original recipe used blackberries but i changed it to strawberries instead. I was anticipating a slightly darker pinkish tint, should have added more strawberries. The other thing was i used a round pan instead of a square one. Simple decoration, strawberry halves all around the cake, that was the best that i can do for now :) Overall, the cake turned out well. The cake shrunk a little causing the pan to be slightly bigger than it. As a result, when i poured in the cream, it wrapped up the whole cake! Not sure if it was a mistake of mine or whether it was meant to be this way because the photo posted on Reese's blog showed the layers! Anyway, i kinda like the wrapped effect, must be a blessing in disguise to reward me for the effort put in :) Thank God

Anyway, this photo will show you the layers :)

I foresee there will be more birthdays cakes in the future!


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