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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Happy Birthday Mummy!

This time around it was Mum's birthday. It was extra special because everyone made it this year and it was the first time a new family addition was around to celebrate it with her. Am sure our presence was the best present for Mum :) We give thanks to be able to gather for this occasion. May God shower his blessings on her and let us have many more of this celebrations with her.

After a few successful attempts at the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake, I was confident that I would be able to put up a good one for Mum. The only thing I had to put some thoughts into was how to make it pretty. A birthday cake shouldn't be all plain. I settled for fruits. Firstly, Mum doesn't like creamy and sweet stuff but more importantly I have never done icing, hahaha! Didn't want to take any risk and spoil the cake.

So here's the cake with fruits as dressing. Arranged some oranges, kiwis, rambutans, grapes and strawberries to get a vibrant colour combination. Made some orange clear glaze to give it a glossy effect.

Am glad that Mum and the family loved it. Mission Accomplished! Yeay!

Orange Fruit Glaze
Source : Food.Com
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 cup fruit juice (I used orange, substitute with any fruit juice prefered)
2 tablespoons corn/sugar syrup

1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup of juice to boil.
2. Dissolve corn flour in remaining juice.
3. Add no. 2 to boiling juice and cook until thick.
4. Stir in corn/sugar syrup. Bring to a boil.
5. Cool and use! (It's more than enough for a 8 inch cake)

Note : The glaze is orangy and not clear white.


Thanks for the inspiration, next time i must make this way too. By the way, how you make the orange clear glaze?

This is great! Did your Mum like the cake? What a lovely birthday gift! You have a nice blog! I am now a follower and I look forward to more of your creations:)


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Sonia: Thank you so much for dropping by at my beginner blog :) It was also very kind of you to 'follow' me. You made my day, kamsia :) I have been visiting your blog and have learnt a lot from it. I have added in the recipe for the glaze which i picked up from

Hi Holly,
Thanks for dropping by and indeed touched by the gesture to 'follow' me. You have a beautiful blog too! It would be great to learn from each other. Yes, Mum loved the cake!

That's a gorgeous cake, the orange glaze sounds great too. Thanks for sharing, great blog, I am now following =]

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