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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Last month i did not make a Birthday cake for myself because I celebrated my Birthday in the flight when we returning from Melbourne..But I still think a Birthday must have a Birthday cake..Yesterday I purposely made this Strawberry mousse cake for myself..also i want to practise first because i am planning to make the same cake for my sister's coming Birthday.

These pictures were taken with all decorative items that i bought from Melbourne, a gorgeous Donna Hay cake stand, tea towel from Royal Albert (only able to buy tea towel as the tea set is very pricey) and Pashmak Persian fairy floss 波斯棉花糖 (bought it at Queen Victoria Market).

Strawberry Mousse Cake
Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake

I like this simple way of making sponge cake disc, don't need to cut and slice !!


The original recipe suggested to add Brandy but i replaced with Grand Marnier, so aromatic ! 


I bet my sister will like this cake too !!

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Strawberry Mousse Cake
(recipe source :adapted from meishilife cookbook with minor changes)
*makes a 7” round mousse cake

For the strawberry jelly
Strawberry Mousse Cake
110g fresh strawberry, sliced
120g water
40g sugar
1/2tsp Grand Marnier, optional

2tsp powdered gelatin
2tbsp water

100g fresh strawberry, for decorating

1. Add 2tbsp water with gelatin, set aside to bloom.
2. Add strawberry slices, water and sugar in a saucepan, cook and simmer till soften.
3. Blend strawberry mixture and strain the puree.
4. Melted gelatin over simmering water, pour into strawberry puree and add Grand Marnier, mix well.
5. Take 6” removable base pan and wrap foil underneath. Pour in strawberry mixture, place in fresh strawberry slices (try to cut the same height as per the liquid) , refrigerated for 1hour or till set.

to make strawberry jelly

For the sponge cake

2 egg yolks
20g sugar
60g cake flour
3tbsp milk

2 egg whites
40g sugar

1. Lightly beat egg yolk with sugar, add in cake flour and milk, combine well, set aside.
2. Beat egg white and sugar till soft peak form.
3. Fold in egg white into egg yolk mixture, fold well to combine.
4. Pipe the batter on a pan lined with non-stick baking paper, one with 6” round and another with 7” round.
5. Bake at a pre-heated oven at 210C for 6-8mins.
6. Once done, set aside to cool.


To make mousse

200g heavy cream
40g sugar
100g milk
1 egg yolk

4tsp powdered gelatin
4tbsp water

1. Add water with gelatin, set aside to bloom.
2. Cook egg yolk and milk till combined. Melted gelatin over simmering water, pour into egg yolk mixure and mix well. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. Beat cream with sugar till soft peak form (place over a bowl of ice water).
4. Add gelatin mixture into cream and combine well.

to make mousse

To assemble the Strawberry Mousse Cake

25g dried cranberry, to soften by soaked it with Grand Marnier (or water), chopped

1. Remove strawberry jelly and place at the center of a 7” removable base pan.
2. Pour in half of the mousse, and place a piece of 6” sponge cake at the center.
3. Sprinkle cranberry on top of the cake, cover with the balance half of the mouse.
4. Last, place a piece of 7” sponge cake. Refrigerated for 4hours or overnight or till set.
5. Remove cake from the fridge, take a hair dryer to warm the pan for 1-2mins, remove the pan and upside down the cake. Serve cool and enjoy!

to assemble strawberry mousse cake
Strawberry Mousse Cake

I will be submitting this post to to Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012), my “Layered Cake” hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations


Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Am I the 1st 1 today? Finally, I'm able to see what you've bought from Melbourne! Yummy pretty cake, I like! The floss looks so pretty with the cake!

Cocoeriley said...

Wow, your cake looks very pretty and delicious. Happy belated birthday to you, Sonia. Best wishes to your sister too.

My Little Space said...

Yeap. I bet they're very pricy! And that is why I DIY my cake stand all the time. haha... Your cake looks really mouthwatering and love the addition of the Persian floss. Beautiful!

Yummy Bakes said...

Wow ... lovely cake. Happy belated birthday to you, Sonia.

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you Sonia!! Such a beautiful cake.

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Sem said...

hi Happy belated birthday, a nice cake indeed.

eileenlml.blogspot.com said...

nice cake, but i still cant figure out why u need to wrap the foil underneath??

sorry ya, for my poor imagination, hahaha!

Anh said...

oh the cake is soo good looking!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wah Sonia, super lovely cake! You know I was gonna try using that method of baking the sponge into a disk like you! Indeed it looks easier, no cutting, heehee.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Eileen, to avoid strawberry jelly leaking out since a removable base pan is using..I don't have a 6" removable pan, so I place a plastic sheet instead. Hope this help.

Unknown said...

Sonia this cake is definitely good in presentation and delicious too. Need a very good skill to do this. I love this cake.

sean said...



hanushi said...

I love your cake stand! :) Sweet pretty cake!

Prema said...

wow perfect cake.luks yum...

yvonne said...

What a colorful cake - red, yellow and green! And it looks sinfully delicious!

Evy said...

What a perfect cake! Love it

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Lovely cake! Looks so stunning! :)

Ana Regalado said...

Such a lovely cake , Sonia ! The green candy floss looks very pretty ! Presentation is fantastic as always ;) And belated Happy Birthday !

zila norazila said...

beautiful touch..look yumm lol..;)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!!!

Cheah said...

Happy belated Birthday, Sonia. Lovely cake and I like the cake stand. You bought it from Melbourne?

Sherleen.T said...

wow...the cake is beautiful with very nice colors combination, i love the cake stand too...
happy belated birthday, Sonia...:)

Janine said...

happy belated birthday - you baked such a lovely cake for yourself! love how you used the fairy floss and studded the cake with cranberries. I wouldn't mind having it for my birthday too!

ann low said...

The cake is so pretty! Happy belated birthday Sonia.

Li Shuan said...

Belated happy birthday my friend. The cake is well decorated and yummy. Oh you have the latest royal Dulton table cloth. I wont use it to wipe my hands it's strictly for display purpose only haha

Tobias @ T and Tea Cake said...

Hi Sonia!

Some really great purchases you have done there! The cake stand is gorgeous!

The method of making the layers is new to me and the simplicity is a blessing! It such a pain in the back when you try to carefully cut your cake two or three layers and it turns out uneven...

I really like the look of your cake and can't wait for strawberries to be in season! I'm sure your sister wll love it too and happy belated birthday!


Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Lovely cake! happy belated birthday, Sonia!

Little blue said...

Belated happy birthday my dear! Really nice and I sure nice taste too.

daphne said...

I can't believe no one got you a cake Sonia! You deserve a good one just because you are such a giver in baking other cakes! I love how you decorated it- and I do like the cake stand. :)

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Gorgeous !!! Happy belated bday to u, sonia!

It's a brilliant way to make sponge cake disc.

kitchen flavours said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your cake is beautiful! I'm sure that your sis will love it too! Your cake stand and tea towel are both lovely!

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy belated Birthday!
The cake looks so elegant and light!

Mary said...

This is beautiful, Sonia!! Happy Birthday to YOU!

yummylittlecooks said...

The cake looks gorgeous. Happy Belated Birthday:)

lena said...

i;m sure your sis will love this cake for her birthday! i also like the fairy floss, makes it so pretty looking!

Shoutforfood said...

i love your recipes, and tried few of them but this time is tough... i love to have the whole cake all by myself instead.hee..heee...

Yee Er said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! your mousse cake is gorgeous and the 波斯棉花糖looks real yummy;p.

Sissi said...

What a gorgeous cake! I love your easy method to make layers! The fairy floss looks magical.

WendyinKK said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sonia!

The tea towel complements the cake very well.

Pushpa said...

Belated birthday wishes.Perfect and delicious cake.

Gloria Baker said...

aaah Love it Sonia! what nice and beauty!!!

Gloria Baker said...

And happy belated birthday dear!!

Yannie said...

The cake is too gorgeous. Happy Belated Birthday to you. You stay beautiful.

Swee San @ the Sweet Spot said...

happy belated birthday. nice cake stand! must be heavy to carry back..

Joceline said...


Cheah said...

Happy belated Birthday, Sonia. Lovely cake and I do like the cake stand.

ogyep yummy mellow said...

Happy belated birthday Sonia... WOW, what a cake... u always WOW me..

Alice said...

Sonia, happy belated birthday!
Your cake is simply fabulous
And the accessories u used make me want to travel to Melbourne :)

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Hi Sonia

Happy belated birthday! Coincidentally, I also baked a strawberry mousse cake yesterday, but your method of piping the sponge cake looks very interesting! :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I want to be your sister! This cake looks yummy. And I'm really impressed that you invented the short cut for the layers. I will be doing it (one day when I make the cake). You are genius!

Ave_leo said...

i tried ur recipe,its awesome^^thx lot..but my layer doesnt seem to attach n stay.whn i cut evrything falls off :( i gotta rearrange n eat it,haha :P

Anonymous said...

pretty :-) ...thanks for sharing


Anonymous said...

pretty :-) ...thanks for sharing


http://dapurresepnusantara.blogspot.com/ said...

your method of piping the sponge cake looks very interesting! :)

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