Sunday, March 14, 2010

Macarons and Tiramisu Birthday Cake

First time in my whole entire life, I did a Birthday cake for myself. I tell myself I must make a special cake this time, so I came out with an idea to use Macarons to decorate the Tiramisu cake (1st time baked also), i spent almost a day to complete this cake.

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On this special moment, I need to take a photo with 1st Birthday cake did by me !! (my 10 years old son Lucas helps to take this photo)




Macarons and Tiramisu Cake

**Colourful Macarons
(printable recipe)

Almond flour 40g
Icing sugar 65g

Egg white 50g (1-2eggs)
Icing sugar 50g
Corn flour ½ tsp

Food colouring

1. Mix almond flour and icing sugar in a food processor, and give few "Pulse" to mix it well.
3. Beat egg white high speed till become foamy, gradually add in sugar until you get a glossy meringue (like cream), last add in corn flour and combine well.
4. Gently fold in flour mixture using spatula and mix well.
5. Add in food colouring.
5. Fill in the batter in a piping bag and pipe small rounds on a parchment paper.
6. Set aside to rest for 15mins.
7. Place macarons on a wooden board, bake at pre-heat oven at 130c for 3mins, and this process is to harden the shell only.
8. Remove wooden board, transfer macarons to another baking pan, bake at pre-heat oven at 150c for 15mins.
3. Spray some water on the paper, to easily remove the macarons (do it when macarons still warm). If you use non-stick parchment paper, you can save this step.
4. Store in air tight container to prevent macarons turned soggy.

**Tiramisu Cake
Recipe adapted from Moon亮, Thanks Moon for your kind sharing , but I made slight changes.
*makes a 7” cake

A) To make the Sponge cake
1 whole egg
25g caster sugar
25g cake flour
1tbsp coffee powder
10g butter (melted)
1tbsp milk

-Melt coffee powder with milk
-Beat egg, and gradually add in sugar, beat till double in volume and ribbon-like.
-Slowly fold in cake flour
-Add in coffee milk mixture and melted butter, mix well
-Bake at pre-heated oven at 180c for 30mins
-Set aside to cool the cake.

B) To make the coffee Syrup
13g sugar
25g hot water
3g coffee powder
5g Khalua (Coffee flavored liqueur)

-Mix all ingredients till dissolved, set aside.

C) To make the gelatine mixture
10g gelatine
50g hot water

-Dissolve gelatine and hot water over double-boiler, set aside.

D) In a mixing bowl, beat 250g Mascarpone cheese, set aside.

E) In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer whisk the 250ml whipping cream until soft peak

F) To assemble the Macarons and Tiramisu Cake
10g khalua
1 Egg
100g sugar
about 24 sponge fingers (savoiardi)

- Cut off one end of the sponge fingers (same height as per baking pan). Line the sides of a 7" round baking pan* (with a removable base or use a springform pan).Save the leftover small pieces. Brush coffee syrup (B) over the sponge fingers.
-Trim off side of the sponge cake in order to place the sponge cake at the bottom of the baking pan. Brush coffee syrup over the sponge cake.
-Beat egg and sugar with a hand whisk over double-boiler, till double in volume and pale in colour.
-Pour the egg mixture to another big mixing bowl.
- Add in C, then followed by D, E, and 10g khalua.
- Spoon over half of the cheese filling. Spread evenly. Place the small leftover sponge fingers over the cheese filling and brush some coffee syrup.
-Spoon over the remaining filling. Spread and smooth the top. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for overnight.
-Decorate with fresh whipped cream, macarons and chocolate shavings

Happy Baking !!!

76 comments:

Anncoo said...

Happy Birthday to you~~~Sonia ;) Wish you all the best**~~ The Birthday cake looks pretty with those colourful macaroons.

Jane Chew said...

Happy Birthday! So can i treated my little parcel as ur bdy gift? haha... so coincident ya? If i knew it earlier i will send out with a bdy card. Anyway, have a lovely birthday & may allur dreams come true. Now, can i hav a pcs of cake pls......

love2cook said...

Happy Birthday Sonia!
Hey, that's a lovely cake ya! Wish to have a slice. Hehe.

May U have a blasting birthday ya!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Happy Birthday Dear! You look beautiful next to the beautifully made cake of yours.

tracieMoo said...

Happy Birthday, Sonia!! Have a wonderful time :)

Tina said...

Happy birthday dear...Both cake and uuuuu looks beautiful and cute..

Gulmohar said...

Happy B'day Sonia..You look so beautiful with the pretty cake :-)I wanted to make a tiramisu all the time...Hopefully I'll make one soon..lol..

ai wei said...

happy birthday sonia!!!
you are really talented in cooking and baking! <3

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Many happy returns on your birthday! You must have spent alot of time on the cake. I have not made macarons for a long time but I do remember it taking up alot of time.

AhTee said...

Sonia KaiMa..Happy Birthday!!!!
Best wishes from KaiLooi's & family!!
What a lovely cake, but...tired leh...whole day oo~

zurin said...

awww happy birthday Sonia..u look as young as 10 years old! the macaroons are lovely and colourful too!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Birthday Sonia! And what a lovely cake and you look beautiful. :)

Kate said...

Lovely cake! Tiramisu is so wonderful and with the addition of the macaroons...yum. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I enjoyed touring yours.

Federica said...

Buon Compleanno!!! complimenti per questa meraviglia! ciao!

Mary said...

What an incredible cake. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Sonia. The cake is pretty, but you are beautiful. Hugs...Mary

~Rachel Hei~ said...

Happy Birthday Sonia!! Wish you have a great birthday with your family ... Love the last photo, a gorgeous lady with a lovely cakes.. ^_^

Nazarina A said...

This darling cake is too beautiful for words!You made your birthday extra special with this decadent piece of art!

Laura said...

That is a brilliant cake! I love it. So beautiful and luscious.

MaryMoh said...

Happy Birthday, Sonia! That's such a beautiful birthday cake! Hope you had a great day!

Gertrude said...

Happy Birthday Sonia!! All the best to you on your special day. By the way, that is one beautiful cake.

celine said...

Happy birthday Sonia!! May all your dreams come true, even the wildest ones. Awesome job on the cake!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Happy Birthday Sonia! May you stay beautiful always and always showered with love and joy. Pretty cake! ;)

米亚 said...

Happy birthday Sonia !!! You look really awesome in the photo! too young to have a girl who aged nearly 13! the cake looks beautiful! very nice job! sometimes it is good to pamper yourself since you have given your very best to the others... dont forget about rewarding yourself too! happy birthday again!

cikmanggis said...

happy birthday sonia may god bless you and your family.

3 hungry tummies said...

Happy birthday! That cake looks marvelous! Hope all your wishes come true. I have a little gift for you :)

Rachana Kothari said...

Happy Birthday Sonia! You look so pretty in the pic...The Cake looks really beautiful and those colourful macroons are brilliant... Happy Birthday once again and have a fantastic day:)

julie said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks good and so do you... :)

Nithu Bala said...

Happy Bday Dear:-) The cake looks so delicious..you are too pretty too:-)

Penny said...

Wish you happy birthday again (I'd put the wishes to ur FB)! nice b'day cake, unique and the special one!

Anh said...

Happy birthday!

The cake looks awesome!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
you look great.

peony

My Little Space said...

Happy birthday, Sonia! May many more happy returns. Have a great weekend!

AngieYHL said...

Happy Birthday , you look so great n the cake too

Yummy Koh said...

Hi Sonia, Oops I am a little late to wish you happy birthday. Very pretty cake - well done!

Beachlover 's Life said...
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annann said...

Happy Birthday!! Wish you have a great birthday !

Beachlover said...

Happy Many Many Return!! What a beautiful cake you make with macaroon!! now I can see your pretty face! may your wish come true!

Small Small Baker said...

Happy Birthday, Sonia!

Happy Homebaker said...

Happy Birthday, Sonia! You look great with your pretty cake :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Happy birthday, Sonia! Your cake looks as pretty as you!!! You've a blessed birthday!!

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

Happy Birthday Sonia. May all your wishes come true.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Happy belated birthday, Sonia! Very colourful macarons you've got there!

vickys said...

Happyhappy bIRTHDAY! :)

The cake looks almost fairy-tale like, with the pastel coloured macarons! And then I see the inside of it and wowww, pure decadence! You deserve it!

wendyywy said...

Happy birthday!!

First time macarons??? Good work!!!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you so much for your wishes and lovely words.

温馨小屋 said...

第一次做蛋糕给自己,感觉不错吧!
你的蛋糕也越做越好咯!祝你生日快乐!青春永驻!

Lianne said...

Happy Belated Birthday SOnia and that is AN AWESOME LOOKING CAKE there! wowwww ... and ohhh, how I wish I can make macaroons but never dare to try again again failed attempt in the past.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Happy birthday, dear Sonia! Stay pretty and young and cheerful! Lucas did a wonderful job with the photography, and you did a fabulous job with the cake. It's my pleasure knowing you, really. You're such a generous and lovely person. :)

imoteo said...

生日快乐~

蛋糕很美哦!!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Simply Life said...

wow! what a fun cakes!

cherry potato said...

生日快乐!!

第一次做蛋糕给自己,是否有很大的满足感?你蛋糕装饰得很美,给我很特别的感觉.

Angie's Recipes said...

Sonia, Happy Birthday! The birthday cake looks very unique with all the different kinds of marcarons!

reanaclaire said...

What beauties!!!! the chef and the cake...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U, SONIA!!!
Next time issue invitations to us all.. hahhaa.. we will surely hop hop all the way to your place.. wherever it is.. hahaha...

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!! It was so nice of Lucas to do so! You should have brought to the meet-up! Argh ...

The gateau is a king!!! Looks splendid!! How I wish I could join in the fun! And you look super gorgeous in the photo!!!

Cheah said...

Happy birthday, Sonia! The cake looks beautiful and so does the birthday girl!

pigpigscorner said...

Happy happy birthday! The cake is so pretty! Love the layers and the cutie macarons.

J.O said...

Happy birhtday^^~

好特别的蛋糕,看这蛋糕
我猜你是一个很开朗的靓女
我说的对吗..:P

Quinn said...

Happy Birthday to you Sonia. Wishing you'll look like 25 yrs old every year, just like Elin said, haha! Your macaroons are not bad for first try, got feet somemore!!!!!

Shandy said...

HAPPY Birthday Sonia! I Absolutely LOVE your Birthday cake you made yourself! The best ones are done by us because we each know what we enjoy =o)

Swee San said...

Pretty and colourful cake!! Happy Birthday Sonia :)

Madhuri said...

Happy Birthday! Cake looks very delicious and colorful

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Happy birthday and congratulations for your cake.
It looks delicious.
See soon.

Cheryl said...

Oh no I'm a little slow, I'm comment number 64. :)
Happy Birthday Sonia!! Many happy returns of the day. I love the colours on your cake!

FC88 said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You are so beautiful and the cake is so unique. I was trying to imagine how it tasted like with this combination, must be deliciooooous!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you so much for your wishes and lovely words.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
You are so pretty and sweet looking...

gaga said...

Happy Birthday, that's a gorgeous cake!

Jo said...

Happy belated birthday and your cake looks fabulous. Hope you had a great celebration!

My Little Things Corner said...

happy belated birthday! may your wish come true...mmmmuack

Deeba PAB said...

Stunning cake for a stunning baker! Fabulously done! Your first cake? You sure? WOW ... sure looks wonderful and those macarons on top make it all the more special. Happy Belated Birthday!!

Food For Tots said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Sonia! Wishing you many happy returns! Your cake looks absolutely incredible and you look very pretty too! Envy, envy! LOL! ;)

Colin Woon said...

Sorry I'm late here. Happy Birthday Sonia!!!

That's a really wonderful looking cake! Looks super delicious. Best of both world, macaron and tiramisu!!! I love the idea!

Lucas did a pretty good job taking the photo of you!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you so much for your best wishes, I'm so happy to know all of you, who said blogging is not good !

SathyaSridhar said...

Tiramusu looks great,, its perfect with macarons on top.You are good in baking like proffessionals.Happy Baking.Take Care.Keep Smiling.

Beau Lotus said...

Happy Birthday!

Beautiful cake and beautiful baker :-)

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