Wednesday, May 18, 2011

He is 7 years old now ....

Desmond's 7th Birthday 2011


Nowadays, before my kids birthday, I will check with them what type of cake they want, no more buying from outside bakery shop. My little son Desmond requested a chocolate cake this time, a lot of cream and decorate with a lot of chocolate rice and colourful beads ( with a condition, he is the one who will decorate this !!).




Desmond's 7th Birthday 2011


Less headache this time, i baked a cocoa sponge cake, slice into two, apply blueberries filling and fresh cream on the layer and sides. I let him to decorate the rest !!

Desmond's 7th Birthday 2011


Everyone in the family love this simple cocoa sponge cake..This time i did not use the basic cocoa sponge cake that i use to bake, instead I created a sponge cake using chiffon method by separate the eggs as I prefer a moist and fluffy cake for Birthday cake and still maintain moist when keep in refrigerator 1-2 days..

Basic cocoa sponge cake
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

4 egg yolks
15g sugar
10g milk
40g corn oil
65g cake flour
2tbsp cocoa powder

4 eggs white
50g sugar

Method
1. Line the base and side with parchment paper.
2. Whisk egg yolk and sugar till creamy
3. Add in milk and corn oil, mix well
4. Sift in cake flour and cocoa powder, combine well, set aside
5. Beat egg white till foamy, gradually add in sugar, continue beat till soft peaks form.
6. Use a hand whisk, stir 1/3 egg white mixture with egg yolk batter, till light. Fold the rest of the egg white mixture using a spatula.
7. Pour egg batter in a 7” cake pan, bake at pre-heated oven at 170c for 40mins.
8. Remove cake from the cake pan, and cooling the sponge cake in a plastic bag as to helps it to retain its moisture.

** i use a new cake pan this time, a removable base heart shape cake pan.

Desmond's 7th Birthday 2011



Dear my son Desmond, mommy and daddy hope you stay healthy and happy forever !

63 comments:

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Happy birthday to your son, Sonia!

Zoe said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond. I'm a strong believer in home-bake birthday cakes too. This cake is fantastic!

Coraine said...

HAHA! he looked super duper happy with his cake! and the decorations are so neat to be done by a 7 years old boy~~~! Happy birthday to your dear Desmond! Ermm..means your sister's birthday is close to Desmond's too? HEHE!

yummylittlecooks said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!very impressive, he decorated it beautifuly.

Veggie Girl said...

Such a cute post! He is super adorable. May he have a wonderful 7th birthday!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Happy Birthday Desmond

~ 仪仪妈咪 ~ said...

Happy Birthday Desmond

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Simple yet very personalized and sweet looking.  it's good that your son likes to take a part in decorating the cake. Happy birthday Desmond!

J.O said...

happy birthday to your little son Desmond
奶油抹的很均匀叻~
ok啦。。他的要求不过分
我家那个瓜叫我做BEN10的蛋糕哦;)

My Little Space said...

See Sonia, how time flies! Soon, he'll be a teenager. My boy is 14 this year and he is a head taller than me. ha... Phew...I am getting old. Btw, the cake looks perfect. Have a great time.
Best wishes,
Kristy

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

祝福你家孩子健健康康,开开心心:)
我现在也是那样,家里谁生日我都做蛋糕,没有在外面买了:P

cikmanggis said...

happy bday Desmond:)you are sooooo cute!!

AhTee said...

Happy birthday to Desmond!!

kimberlycun said...

happy birthday to your son sonia :D he's got a knack for decorating cakes!

eileenlee said...

He is so lucky to have a great mum like you who bake with heart... nice and warm feeling.

Hi, I'm eileen, a new comer, learn a lot of nice recipes fr you, thanks!

Elin said...

Happy Birthday Desmond. Woah...he decorated his cake !!! Will one day be a baker too like the mama. Nice one Desmond and Sonia thanks for sharing with us the cake :) Virtual eating is much healthier hor :p

Anncoo said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome Desmond :))

Cook.Bake.Love said...

Happy belated birthday Desmond.

U are getting more and more panda in cake frosting and decro. Those stars look nice.

Foodiva said...

Your son is one lucky boy to have you make this cake for his birthday! I also have a 7-year old son, and no way can I make something this pretty for him at home ;-).

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Happy Birthday to your son!!!

zurin said...

Happy birthday to Desmond. The cake is beautiful! :))

neyeeloh said...

Happy Birthday to handsome boy Desmond ^_^

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!! Beautiful chocolate cake. He look so happy with his cake :)

divya said...

Happy Birthday to handsome boy....lovely cake..

Little Inbox said...

Happy birthday to your boy boy Desmond!
I guess he had fun in decorating his birthday cake. I already bookmark your recipe. Will give it a try, very soon. :)

Ambreen said...

A very Happy Birthday to Desmond. Wow! super irresistible cake! Nice work with the decorations :)

Jane Chew said...

Happy birthday Desmond!
Sonia, clap hands n feet for u! Great job!

ReeseKitchen said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!!...Yummy cake!

suhana azlin said...

happy birthday desmond, be a good boy for your mummy and daddy ya =)

that cake sure looks spongy and moist sonia, brilliant!

daphne said...

happy birthday desmond!! may u always be a obedient boy with that bright smile!!! Sonia! What a gorgeous cake made by u and desmond!!! a lovely memory to give a child!

Alice said...

happy bday dear Desmond! Be a good boy ya! God bless u :)

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

happy birthday to you, Desmond !
your son look very smart and handsome huh...hehe...

Pete said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!

lilyng said...

haappy birthday desmond

Three-Cookies said...

I think its a brilliant idea to ask your kids to decorate their own cake. Maybe soon they will have their own blogs?:) Shall I let you know my birthday in advance!

Jo said...

Very pretty cake and Desmond looks so adorable. He has such a "cheeky" smile too. :)

苏联妈妈 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Desmond !Nice cake !

The Sweetylicious said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DESMOND! (: the cake look so lovely and delicious! (: (:

DG said...

Happy Belated birthday to Desmond! Great choice of cake!

Vardhini said...

Belated birthday wishes. My daughter just turned 3. The cake looks amazing.

You have a wonderful blog here and I am going to follow you to keep in touch.

Do visit me as time permits and would love for you to keep in touch by following me too.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Happy Belated Birthday Desmond! Sonia, your son is so cute!!!! He's such a good boy smiling in front of camera and all. ;-) Your cake is lovely, too. I wonder if I EVER make a cake for my kids. You are such a good mom Sonia. I highly admire of you. :-)

That's Ron said...

Happy birthday desmond!

ChrisAu said...

Happy birthday to Desmond !! What a handsome kid u have!!

Life for Beginners said...

Happy birthday, Desmond! It's amazing how quickly the little ones grow up these days. :)

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Food Glorious Food! said...

Happy birthday to dear little Desmond... Lucky kid with lovely cake!

My Kitchen and Me said...

the cake looks like it has been made with a lot of love. Hope your son had a great birthday!

Cheah said...

Happy Birthday, Desmond. I can see that he's very proud of the cake that mom baked for him!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy Birthday, Desmond.
The cake looks so pretty!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Happy belated birthday Desmond. Did you save a piece of your cake for me?

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

happy birthday to your adorable son, great cake

lena said...

hope you had a lovely birthday celebration with your boy! Not too long he's going to bake mom a birthday cake!

My Asian Kitchen said...

what a beautiful and cute Birthday cake you make for your son!! lucky him!!

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Nice to see you there. You have a lovely space here. Am following you. Have a lovely day!

Suman Singh said...

Belated birthday wishes to your son..cake looks fabulous and very beautifully done..Loved it!!
btw, your son is so cute..God bless him!

Radhika said...

The cake is so fabulous and the birthday boy seems so happy. God bless him. belated happy birthday wishes. Hope he enjoyed every bit of it. First time to ur space and I must say that I'm in love with all your cakes. So happy to follow you and glad that I came upon your wonderful space. do follow mine when you find time.

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot said...

Happy Belated Birthday Desmond!

Gloria said...

Desmond is soooo cute! Happy birthday to him! amazing cake! gloria

Colin Woon said...

Happy Birthday, Desmond! Sorry I'm late!

I couldn't imagine an amazing cook and baker like you buying a birthday cake from a bakery. Especially when the photos of this cake make me drool! Good job Sonia!

Jessica said...

happy birthday desmond, be a good boy for your mummy and daddy ya =) that cake sure looks spongy and moist sonia, brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, how do u prepare the cream? Can u advice on the ingredients and proportions? Will the cream remain soft after putting in the fridge? Thanks.

Peishan

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Peishan, check this post on how to prepare cream from non-dairy cream
http://nasilemaklover.blogspot.com/2012/08/to-make-whipped-cream-from-non-dairy.html
Yes, it will maintained soft after putting in the fridge, in fact, it has to keep in fridge all the time.

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